Editor's Selection of Reviews for Cherrybomb (2009)
"Directing team Glenn Leyburn & Lisa Barros D'Sa have put together a great example of a dark teen film taken seriously. The film takes place in 3 crazy, wild, and extraordinary days. We open with Malachy during an interrogation, all bruised and bothered. Some flashes of Luke throughout, its obviously after the tragedy that takes place at the end of the film, but upon first glance you're wondering where Michelle is and we hear a voice over of something like "She made you get the key?" then we kick into the film."
Lorena for Rupertgrint.net
"After seeing Cherrybomb you won't look at Rupert Grint and just see Ron Weasley. This film completely ripped out the image of Rupert Grint as Harry Potter's best friend, and changed into something fresh and exciting. Rupert had a complete makeover for the movie. He had a nice new hairstyle (The quiff) and a great Northern-Irish accent."
Jen for Snitch Seeker
"We are familiar, of course, with Grint’s work in the Harry Potter movies as Harry’s funny and fiercely loyal best friend Ron Weasley. So it is particularly interesting to watch his performance as a Belfast youth, caught between a stable, comfortable home life and his desire to prove himself a dangerous ‘bad boy’ to impress the alluring Michelle and keep pace with his truly wild best friend Luke...With an insouciant smirk and latent intensity behind a calm exterior, Grint is convincing as Malachy, a hard-partying guy who is essentially a good kid with a rebellious streak, an “A” student and a poet armed with a can of spray paint."