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"It depends mostly on the reasonably watertight script and solid performances from an unfamiliar cast (Comiskey and Harris especially enjoy themselves as the white-collar fiends), and holds back on the tied-to-a-chair-and-tortured aspect even when that’s exactly what’s going on."
"Set mostly in one location, the film has the claustrophobic feel that intense theatre can have and the slow build makes it increasingly more unsettling as the film goes on."
Pip Ellwood - Hughes
"What truly marks Criminal Audition out from the crowd is the fact that this film is also another example of a very British take on the horror genre, taking very British concerns and using horror to explore them."
THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS
"There are hints of Reservoir Dogs, Cube, and Saw, but with a fresh twist and enough drama to stand on its own. The violence is dictated by the budget, which results in teeth-grittingly tense moments, and avoids it becoming too grotesque."
Luke Ryan Baldock
"The humour and the performances lift it up, and there are twists! It’s a great first feature, and is a fun experience, especially if you like a bit of comedy horror."
SIGHT AND SOUND
"Like a small-scale community production, it privileges script and acting over excess spectacle or whizz-bang effects. This all works very much to the film’s credit – for here the writing is as tight as the location is claustrophobic, and all the performances are as nuanced as they are slippery."
"It’s got fun written all over it."
Jane Alexandra Foster