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Spike Island

Spike Island
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mat Whitecross
  • Cast: Elliott Tittensor, Nico Mirallegro, Jordan Murphy
  • UK release: 21 June 2013

1990: five teenagers are desperate to see the Stone Roses' gonna-be-legendary outdoor gig at Spike Island, but a lack of tickets is the least of their problems. Skilfully filmed but clumsily written, it lacks emotional punch and it's hard to see what either teenagers or nostalgic fortysomethings will see in it.

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Spike Island

17 Jun 20132 stars

A messy, nostalgic coming-of-ager set around the legendary Stone Roses gig

Arriving just before Shane Meadows’ Made of Stone documentary comes another disappointing tribute to the era of ‘Madchester’ and the music of The Stone Roses. Directed by Mat Whitecross, who already brought us the Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock…

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