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All Stars review

Another banal Brit-flick featuring talent-show tweens

Some day, God willing, there will be a moratorium on films about plucky kids putting on talent shows to save their schools/parks/yoof centres from predatory developers.

Until then we are doomed to get movies like this, a naff slice of urban wish-fulfilment in which tween misfits set aside their differences to prevent the bulldozers destroying their preposterously drug, crime and trouble-free hangout.

Ashleys Jensen and Walters are among the adults who look on benignly in a banal, corny Brit-pic that’s sure to be laughed out of cinemas by its target audience.

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Neil Smith

Neil Smith is a freelance film critic who has written for several publications, including Total Film. His bylines can be found at the BBC, Film 4 Independent, Uncut Magazine, SFX Magazine, Heat Magazine, Popcorn, and more.