Beats (UK)

Beats (UK)


Set in the Scottish summer of '94, two soon-to-depart mates spend one last night together at an illegal rave in this electronic music-driven crowd-pleaser.

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  • Compared with Mia Hansen-Løve’s resonant French house drama Eden, or Michael Winterbottom’s kaleidoscopic 24 Hour Party People, these beats sound tinny. Full Review

  • An infectiously enjoyable slice of knockabout nostalgia that wears its Trainspotting heritage proudly on its rough-edged tartan sleeve. Full Review

  • Beats proceeds to give a dying scene its euphoric due, in a dazzling digression from stage-based form. Full Review

  • Beats is a truly heartfelt rites-of-passage tale — an immersive, intoxicating portrayal of the rave scene at its peak. Full Review