"Don't go to see this expecting gritty social realism, because it's the opposite of that. A moral story without much of a moral. A pity that one should have lower expectations of a film's dialogue for knowing that it was once a play - but this rule of thumb is borne out here. Mackintosh and Leyton's protracted confessionals in the latter half of the film are downright painful, and just not convincing. Although it's probably fair to say it starts well."