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The Guardian ‘★★★★ A great work of radical empathy’
Little White Lies ‘★★★★ A profound social document with gold in its soul. ‘
Hey U Guys ‘★★★★  A biting reality-check about issues that have wrung British filmmakers since the ‘50s ‘
Little White Lies ‘★★★★ a welcome antidote to the many grim representations of the poor.’
The Times ‘★★★★’
Screen ‘McAllister has a real eye for fascinating characters’
Sight and Sound ‘One of the truly essential recent British films.’
Radio Times ‘This should be essential viewing for everyone’
Cinesthesia ‘McAllister’s theme, it transpires, is men at the mercy of a system.’
Peter Bradshaw ‘An absorbing and tender documentary’
On-Magazine– ‘exposes the flaw in that modern ideology that distinguishes between strivers vs skivers in British society.’
Reel Insights– ‘at its heart it uncovers a horrifying broken system where social status,  privilege and childhood impacts more on one’s livelihood than work ethic, morality and kindness.’
Rethinking Poverty– ‘A Northern Soul is worth more than the endless think-tank reports’


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