Conclusion: Working from an ultra low budget and really only one location, director Roberts spins his tale well enough to hint at some promise for the future. He is undone by a lot of illogicality to his plot about hoodies attacking a school after hours that does not bear up to scrutiny, some less than stellar performances and a blown ending. But generally this Assault on the Local Comprehensive has enough menace and jolts to make John Carpenter proud.
Conclusion: From the title, box art and descriptions on the back of the box, one would expect "F" to be much like the film "Harry Brown". The film sells itself on the idea that "hoodies trap people inside a school". Being a British made film I was expecting some level of realism from it, to which I was greeted within the first 5 minutes. Its representation of student respect for teachers is definitly accurate in this day and age. But thats where the "British Realism" stops.
Conclusion: A surprisingly good film. This sort of thing has been done countless times - most recently with Them and Strangers but this is a truly British take. It is suspenseful and builds up to its shocks with skill and good performances. The end left me a bit cold but on reflection it is probably an apt comment on the choices we have sometimes have to make or choose to make. All in all a very enjoyable thriller.