"BRACING, UNIQUE, DARKLY FUNNY AND VIBRANTLY ALIVE."
"EXCITING. Imagine Mike Leigh directing a deadpan comedy embedded within a British version of The Sopranos."
"A ZINGY, CAUSTIC FIRST FEATURE."
"**** STUNNING. Director Whitley has mastered playing disparate styles off of each other. Down Terrace’s real ancestry is Greek Tragedy. A GEM."
"JUST CALL BEN WHEATLY’S DEBUT WONDEFUL."
"AN AUSPICIOUS, PROFANELY FUNNY DEBUT."
"SURREAL AND ALARMINGLY FUNNY."
"DARKLY AMUSING. It feels so realistic that it makes The Sopranos look like grand opera."
"A Dark, Surprisingly Twisty Crime Fable."
"AN AUSPICIOUS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT BY BEN WHEATLY. What elevates this film to a remarkable echelon is its pitch-black humor. THIS EXCELLENT FILM NEVER FAILS TO SHINE THROUGH WITH SHARPLY DETAILED EXPOSITORY FOCUS."
"A chilling pitch-black comedy with a fresh and subtle sensibility that shines through even in the film’s darkest moments."
"My favorite movie of the New Directors/New Films festival. Sublimely understated."
Father and son Bill and Karl, have just been released from jail, but all is not well in Down Terrace. Patriarchs of a small crime family, their business is plagued with infighting. Karl is sick of his old man's philosophizing and preaching, and Bill thinks Karl's dedication to the family is compromised by an estranged girlfriend. To make matters worse, there’s an unidentified informant in their midst that could send them all to prison for a very long time.