Spike Island

2012 "The story of two bands, one girl and a night they will never forget."
6.3| 1h36m| en

Teenage musicians travel to England's Spike Island in the hope of attending an outdoor performance by their favorite band, the Stone Roses.


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Hellen I like the storyline of this show,it attract me so much
Console best movie i've ever seen.
filippaberry84 I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
Logan By the time the dramatic fireworks start popping off, each one feels earned.
iriekingdom What can I say? Young lads in love with music and in love with life itself... Emilia Clark more attractive than ever, Stone Roses tunes that stick to your mind, the feeling of that era in your face... Excellent. TOTALLY RECOMMENDED.
lorenemily Spike island was an amazing film that I would happily watch over and over. I was inspired to watch this as I like the period it was set in (1990s). As a teen I thought it was brilliant as well as many members of my family. Before this film I had never really listened to the stone roses but watching this film influenced me and now I really enjoy their music. Also some of the main cast in spike island I like such as 'dodge'. I like the whole atmosphere of the film and the themes as there is sadness, love and fun. I would suggest this film to anyone as I enjoyed it so much. It's great!! Another reason why this film is so fantastic is because it is so funny in some parts. I think this film is to varied people's tastes and you don't really have to be a fan of the stone roses as it's not that much about them it's more about how they bring people together nearer to the end. This film made me want to have been bought up during this period. I thank the producer for making this film as its so so so so good and amazing!!!!! 😊😊🎉😜🎶🎶
Saiph90 I was not that young in the 90's and I am not from Manchester and was not a great Stone Roses fan but I loved this film. In a nutshell it is about a band, Shadowcaster and there efforts to see Stone Roses play at Spike Island, the band consist of Tits, Dodge, Little Gaz, Zippy and Penfold. The story also weaves each individual plot and in my opinion the sub plots work effectively . This is a coming of age movie, good acting, good pace, funny and poignant. It faithfully reflects the 90's and the music of the 90's, it works on a lot of levels and The story has several threads and I have un-ticked the spoiler box as I do not want to spoil anyone's enjoyment of this excellent film.
Utsuro 'Spike Island' is clearly a labour of love: love for the '90s, for Manchester, and for the Stone Roses. These are loves which I share with the filmmakers. However, I have a feeling that this is what carried me through a great portion of the film. From the outset the cinematography is slick and fun, the cast are likable and solid, and it goes without saying that the Roses soundtrack elevates the film whenever it is utilised. The major downfall of the film is the script. It's not terrible by any means, and is wonderfully funny and charming throughout. Unfortunately, it feels like a first draft for what could have been an excellent final film. It suffers from trying to cram in too much, which ultimately has the opposite effect and leaves the viewer feeling like we haven't really covered anything. All of the characters, even the protagonist, are extremely thinly sketched, each with different a Coming-of-Age cliché stuck to them in place of actual character development. The setting has been painstakingly reconstructed, and in a sense the aforementioned scantiness leaves us with an impressionistic, unfocused but very accurate glimpse of the time and place. Which is nice, but cannot sustain an entire feature film. A major plotting fumble which could have been corrected in a redraft is that it drags on for far too long after the actual gig has taken place. This is the focus and the high point of the film. Afterwards it just feels like a slow decline in which you can't see the bottom, as the film wraps up the myriad plot strands which it never successfully committed us to in the first place. The adulation also gets a little cringey at times, even for a film which was made with the purpose of adulation: lines like 'I feel like they made the record just for me.' 'Don't be daft, they made it just for me.' really could have been rewritten. I don't often roll my eyes to Stone Roses praise. I've focused a little more on the negatives of the film than I wanted to, because after a single viewing those unfortunate flaws are what have left the biggest impression. The overall experience was positive, though. The timing of the release couldn't have been better. I'm glad the film was made, and I'm glad that I saw it. At the premiere, no less, where there was a lot of goodwill and anticipation from everyone, myself included. It's just a shame that I couldn't love it as much as I wanted to.