Saturday, 11 September 2010

F review

F (18, 79 mins)
Director: Johannes Roberts
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

The always dependable David Schofield takes a step up from character roles to leading man in this slick but empty Brit horror as a teacher who gives an ‘F’ grade to an unruly student and is assaulted for his trouble. Many months later the school is broken into by a gang of hooded youths who proceed to murder the staff while Schofield, who pulls off his part with conviction, tries to find his daughter. Though it may offer a chilling portrait of social ills and an extrapolation of the violence faced by teachers, F is repetitive and contrived in its execution, as the staff get isolated one by one and the faceless killers climb around the place like spider monkeys picking them off. It’s moderately effective once but not over and over, and as horror it simply doesn’t work.


  1. Quite fancied this one too. Maybe catch it on dvd.

  2. I saw it at FrightFest where it seemed to go down quite well, so it could just be me.

  3. jervaise brooke hamster20 September 2010 at 15:37

    The British film industry is an abomination, an affront to world cinema and an insult to the medium of the moving image. The British film industry must be destroyed with malice-a-fore-thought, extreme prejudice and murderous, loathsome, odious, obnoxiousness. Eradicate the British film industry now before its to late.

  4. ^^^ this guy is just using big words to make him self sound like he knows what hes talking about theres been plent of good british films and some bad ones but its the same for hollywood theres 1000s of films that have come out all over the world that are a pile of utter shit but they dont make the whole industry an "abomination"...

  5. Just watched F this evening; I pretty much agree with your thoughts on it, Paul. I would have preferred a little more of the scathing social commentary it began with, rather than the blasé slasher conventions it eventually - and rigidly - adhered to. That said, I did enjoy its creepy atmosphere and there were several well handled scenes of suspense.