I, Daniel Blake

October. 21,2016
Rating:
7.7
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A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

Dave Johns as  Daniel
Hayley Squires as  Katie
Dylan McKiernan as  Dylan
Briana Shann as  Daisy
Kate Rutter as  Ann
Sharon Percy as  Sheila
Kema Sikazwe as  China
Natalie Ann Jamieson as  Employment Support Allowance Assessor
Micky McGregor as  Ivan
Colin Coombs as  Postman
heart attack
single mother
compassion
carpenter
social services
welfare
arrested
social security
healthcare
desperate
newcastle upon tyne

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Reviews

David Rooney
2018/03/09

While the framework and perspective are familiar, the veteran Brit director s films can still have the power to grip us in an emotional chokehold.

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Owen Gleiberman
2018/03/09

"I, Daniel Blake" is one of Loach s finest films, a drama of tender devastation that tells its story with an unblinking neorealist simplicity that goes right back to the plainspoken purity of Vittorio De Sica.

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Dave Calhoun
2018/03/09

A spare film, muted in colour - and all the more powerful and urgent for it.

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Mike D Angelo
2018/03/09

Loach and Laverty s hearts are in the right place, as ever. It s their spleens, which definitely do not work a dream, that they need to monitor.

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Edward Douglas
2018/03/09

In a world that seems to be getting worse with every passing minute, I, Daniel Blake is a sobering but inspiring pleasure - easily one of the best films of the year.

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June Thomas
2018/03/09

When the system is rigged, trying to do the right thing wears a man down.

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Stephen Whitty
2018/03/09

"I, Daniel Blake" speaks to anyone who s ever had to deal with our horrible modern world, made up of equal parts Kafka and Orwell ...

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Robert Abele
2018/03/09

[A] combination of traditional movie naturalism and still-seething anger is at the rabble-rousing heart of "I, Daniel Blake," Loach s latest clear-eyed bulletin from the world of the dispossessed.

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Stephen Holden
2018/03/09

"I, Daniel Blake" is a powerful return to form for Mr. Loach, the much-honored left-wing British filmmaker who is now 80 and is still in full command as a filmmaker and a social critic.

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Christy Lemire
2018/03/09

I, Daniel Blake is an extremely Ken Loach-y Ken Loach film, for better and for worse.

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