Looted review - car-stealing thriller paints picture of post-industrial decay
British car‑thieving drama with excellent acting and a gritty dose of realism
"GRITTY, EMOTIONAL, THRILLING... HOMEGROWN BRITISH FILMMAKING AT ITS BEST"
"A witty, well-acted heartbreaker"
The film [LOOTED] is an engaging overall package, with its sun-drenched color scheme, gritty thriller sequences and attractive young cast.
The Hollywood Reporter
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.
Little White Lies
A brilliantly told crime thriller and absorbing character piece, both intense and at a times, massively moving.
The Hollywood News
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..."
The Commision Magazine
""... 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."
One Room With A View
" 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."
The New Current
"...a terrific and troubling film."
UK Film Review
"What this amounts to is an example of the impeccable talents working in and around the UK film industry, signposting that Pannevis is a name to take note of. ...Jacked is a striking debut from Pannevis, who demonstrates an ability to condense an exploration of morality and patriarchal unrest into a mere fifteen-minute run-time."
" Rene Pannevis’s drama Jacked raised the bar. The flawless production and a great pair of performances by Thomas Turgoose (This is England) and Charley Palmer (Legend) offer the kind of slick yet gripping cinematic experience you'd want from a fully-polished feature."
An impressive first feature from a director worth watching.