The film [LOOTED] is an engaging overall package, with its sun-drenched color scheme, gritty thriller sequences and attractive young cast.
Resisting the tired tropes of British crime films involving disaffected youth, van Pannevis offers a poignant character piece about a decent young man in crisis.
ALL THE MAIN PERFORMANCES ARE EXCELLENT
Looted is an intimate drama that depicts the moral complexity of criminal behaviour in a refreshingly honest manner.
A brilliantly told crime thriller and absorbing character piece, both intense and at a times, massively moving.
Their true-to-nature performances are spot on and, in tandem with DoP Aadel Nodeh-Farahani’s handheld camerawork, suitably convey the socio-realistic tone of this film exploring life in between right and wrong.
""... ONE OF THE NEW BREED OF DIRECTORS TO KEEP AN EYE ON. HIS SHORT FILM, 'JACKED' FEATURES SOME OF THE UK'S FINEST UP-AND-COMING ACTORS AND IS SET TO MAKE A STORM..."
""... Featuring a pair of performances that wouldn’t be out of place in a feature, Rene Pannevis’ Jacked nicely showcases the continued growth of a promising director."
" A solid urban thriller short, with a surprisingly deep twist that's perfectly performed."
"JACKED delivers a layered narritive in such a short space of time."
"This could very well be a knock out feature."
"...a terrific and troubling film."