5lbs of Pressure

critic Reviews

, 67% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Catherine BrayGuardian
    In a TV series, you would enjoy seeing what dumb thing he has done this episode. But this isn’t a TV series, and as it stands, 5lbs of Pressure falls into the category of a decent rather than particularly great crime movie.
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    Dennis HarveyVariety
    Named after the lethal force behind a handgun’s trigger release, “5lbs” weaves an engaging-enough web of misunderstandings, grudges and doomed trajectories amongst various shady types.
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    Katie HoganFILMHOUNDS Magazine
    Overall, a decent, if desperately sad story but not one that would stand out in the crime genre.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCommon Sense Media
    This ambitious multi-character crime drama with strong messages about the nature of violence often bites off more than it can chew, but enough of it works to make it worth watching.
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    Matt GlasbyRadio Times
    It's well made and earnestly acted, but the tough talk doesn't convince, and the characters are too selfish to fully earn our sympathy.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    5Lbs of Pressure tries to be a gritty and realistic crime drama with multiple storylines converging. But the clumsy handling of the plot and the vapid dialogue result in an unappealing mush of a movie that lacks suspense.
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    Julian RomanMovieWeb
    Luke Evans shines in a powerful performance alongside the excellent Rory Culkin and Alex Pettyfer in this emotionally resonant crime drama.
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    Gary M. KramerMovieJawn
    Allocco takes too long to set up the storylines about second chances and none of them hold any surprises. Nor do the characters ever come to life.
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    Robert KojderFlickering Myth
    This is a case of the ensemble really elevating what’s on the page to ensure the grand statement resonates

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    Leo BradyAMovieGuy.com
    The path in life is often difficult and although it’s not a perfect film by any stretch, 5lbs of Pressure has an interesting message to say about finding forgiveness.
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