Anuvahood

This ripe, rowdy satire on urban yoof culture is the swaggering and assured debut of its supremely talented writer-director-star Adam Deacon. Coming across like a hopped-up, London-set riff on Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ (minus that film’s rich political overtones), ‘Anuvahood’ dismantles a pantheon of street stereotypes with acid one-liners and energy levels that are off the chart. Deacon plays K, a vain MC whose lack of success leads him to try his luck as a drug dealer. When his money and gear are pinched by vainer, even more deluded lisping meathead Tyrone (Richie Campbell), K must show his community and family what he’s worth. It’s a bit juvenile and some of the racial and sexual stereotypes are spiteful, but it’s so funny, sweet and pacy that you really won’t care.

Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday March 18 2011
Duration: 88 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Adam Deacon
Cast: Adam Deacon
Daniel Toland
Femi Oyeniran
Ollie Barbieri

Average User Rating

4.1 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 1 star:0
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James

This is probably the worst film I've seen. I saw this film in 2011, it still makes me incredibly annoyed when I think about it. That was two years ago. I think about this film at least once a month, I search the bad reviews just to make sure I'm not the only person who thinks this is the worst thing ever to exsist. This is the worst thing I've seen and I've seen a fox vomit.... I have'nt seen a fox vomit, but I'd rather watch that than this piece of vapid benign fox vomit. In fairness I remeber there was time for at least 5 minutes where there looked like there was a story, but other than that, the main joke seemed to be 'Don't these people talk funny.' which yes, yes they do. but not that funny. Not 98 minutes of thigh slapping hilairty, more face slapping pain,slapping yourself just so you can feel something. I wouldn't reccomend you do not watch this film. I like Pacific Rim. Go watch that.

angela

Loved this film.. If your not from endz u might not appreciate the humour as much. I LOVED watching it, and Adam Deacon is amazing!!

angela

Loved this film.. If your not from endz u might not appreciate the humour as much. I LOVED watching it, and Adam Deacon is amazing!!

Andy

Terrible film. I liked Adulthood/Kidulthood/Shank, and wanted this to be good. It really wasn't, it was mediocre, not funny, weak annoying characters and I honestly couldn't have cared less if the cinema had stopped working halfway through.

DK

I enjoyed this film because it was pretty light. The reason why I enjoyed it is because, as difficult it is to say, it's true to life. I've witnessed aspects of this from time to time, and my boyfriend who lives in a similar area to that in the film can relate 100%. It's the way life is. It can be dark and dangerous, and it can also be comical (even in crude ways). It's not about being intelligent or making you think, it's just an observation. And unfortunately the stereotypes are pretty much true in the circumstances. Also, people aren't going to go out and commit crimes after seeing this film, it's up to them to have the intelligence to differentiate reality from films. Besides I enjoyed it for what it is, Just because it's silly, doesn't mean it's unrealistic. If you're going to see the film I would suggest to go with an open mind and to not take it seriously.

Bob

I thought this film was hilarious. It wasn't glorifying gangs or street crime and it was great to see a good British film.

Bob

I thought this film was hilarious. It wasn't glorifying gangs or street crime and it was great to see a good British film.

Me

I Fraser. I just saw your comment and can't believe how ignorant you seem to be. As an educated young person I doubt that you are as educated as you seem to believe you are. I am not disputing that the education system has failed those who are in gangs but this film is anti gang. It is, in a humorous way, trying to deter people from gangs by showing them that it is better to just be themselves, as one character constantly reminds K. I'm surprised that somebody as educated as yourself fails to recognise this.Fair enough its not your kind of movie, I don't like gory movies like saw but don't call those who watch them sadists. I accept that people have different tastes and leave it at that. Oh and I don't smoke, don't drink and the others in the cinema didn't seem the type, to do so, either.

Me

I Fraser. I just saw your comment and can't believe how ignorant you seem to be. As an educated young person I doubt that you are as educated as you seem to believe you are. I am not disputing that the education system has failed those who are in gangs but this film is anti gang. It is, in a humorous way, trying to deter people from gangs by showing them that it is better to just be themselves, as one character constantly reminds K. I'm surprised that somebody as educated as yourself fails to recognise this.Fair enough its not your kind of movie, I don't like gory movies like saw but don't call those who watch them sadists. I accept that people have different tastes and leave it at that. Oh and I don't smoke, don't drink and the others in the cinema didn't seem the type, to do so, either.

me

Loved this film. I expected it to be crap but it surpassed my expectations. It is in no way racially or sexually spiteful by the way. It exaggerates the way that people act in everyday life and is hilarious. Its nice to see something funny and light hearted in these tough time. Deacon has some talent and this film had me laughing all the way through. I highly recommend you go see it.

me

Loved this film. I expected it to be crap but it surpassed my expectations. It is in no way racially or sexually spiteful by the way. It exaggerates the way that people act in everyday life and is hilarious. Its nice to see something funny and light hearted in these tough time. Deacon has some talent and this film had me laughing all the way through. I highly recommend you go see it.

critique

Lively if sometimes OTT comedy. For the record, I Fraser, I`m an educated non-spliff smoker in my mid-40s, so I`m afraid I don`t fit your insultingly pompous stereotype of who this film will appeal to.

I Fraser

Trouble is, we're conditioned to think that criminal or street comedy = sharp, snappy, well-observed one-liners a la Guy Ritchie or Quentin T. The reality is that street gangs, just like criminal gangs, are actually full of education system failures, whose sense of humour, if they have one, is little more than crude slapstick, stereotyping or bullying. In that sense, this film is depressingly true-to-life, and will appeal to the very people it portrays, rather than the more intelligent film-goer. Put bluntly, if you're actually capable of reviewing this film, you won't like it. If you're watching it between spliffs and prior to an evening of underage boozing and ASB, you'll probably find it a scream. But then, you'll probably never read these reviews anyway.

Al

David Jenkins, three stars, are you serious? 'It’s a bit juvenile and some of the racial and sexual stereotypes are spiteful, but it’s so funny, sweet and pacy that you really won’t care. ' I thought it was going to be a clever parody of urban films, like Ali G was, but it just sticks to old stereotypes without any fresh ideas, no parody, no twist, no plot! It wasn't 'sweet' or 'funny' it was a waste of time and money. The only good thing is the UK film industry will probably turn its back on Deacon so we don't have to watch any of his films again!

Aourarh

"the casual racism, sexism and homophobia of this sorry offering." I don't know if you've stepped outside and listened to what the youths in places like this think, but racism, sexism and homophobia are very, very prominent in places like the one this film is set in, I live in an area similar to that, in fact, the place mentioned in the film (Wood Green) is a neighbouring town... The sexism, racism and homophobia are all authentic.

Grace

I'm seeing this film tomorrow, it looks well good. I doubt i'll be disapointed, the trailer managed to entertain me and i love adam deacon :) well excited!

Grace

I'm seeing this film tomorrow, it looks well good. I doubt i'll be disapointed, the trailer managed to entertain me and i love adam deacon :) well excited!

J

Alex F needs to get over himself. This is a light-hearted comedy about London street life, and as a Londoner i can tell you that a number of these stereotypes and the language used is wholly accurate. It's an English Friday on a budget and it's very funny. The script is spot on and Adam the lead and Tyrone are awesome characters.