"Shades of I Daniel Blake..Deftly acted, it’s a warm and funny watch"
"Herdman makes every gesture true. An effortless, naturalistic presence on screen, this actor
deserves more of a spotlight. As soon as possible"
"Mark Gillis’s riveting feature.... he tells his story with utter credibility and, better still,
welcome humour. Extraordinary talents on both sides of the camera"
"Gillis captures the mood and argot of daily life... Herdman excels ..empathetic,
"Mark Gillis’s debut feature is in the best tradition of British low-budget social realism.
shares the anger and the humour found in Loach’s film. ..Herdman’s Micky is an immensely likeable figure..the
type of working class everyman that you could imagine Bob Hoskins playing a generation ago"
"The underdog hero is played by Martin Herdman with a sad-funny affability"
"Likable, affecting drama ...shades of Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake...there’s a lot to enjoy."