A quietly impressive feature debut by writer - director Giles Borg… a name to monitor
- Derek Elley, Variety
If I had the money I’d come round to your house, set up a projector and make you watch 1234... I’d heartily recommend it. Nice cast, small story, big heart. And a very warm feeling afterwards. ****
Damon Wise, Empire
An awful lot of likability and charm in this debut feature from British film-maker Giles Borg … the scene where Stevie and Emily have a fleeting, uncomfortable kiss is heartbreakingly tremendous.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Giles Borg crafts a portrait of an aspiring rock group that’s as short and sweet as a perfect pop song.
Wendy Ide, The Times, London
With observant dialogue full of dry and ironic banter and likable performances, the film (1234) achieves a genial tone and genuine warmth in its ingenuous depiction of the band's wistful ambitions
Ray Bennet, the Hollywood Reporter
A charming tone and likeable characters make this film (1234) thoroughly engaging… a particularly well made indie with a terrific fresh cast.
- Rich Cline, Shadows on the wall
Like ‘Once’, only with more finely observed humour… the young cast has a natural air that compliments the unforced scripting… the lightness of Borg’s debut allows its subtle charms to shine through. Like so many new British voices in film this year, his is well worth listening to
Amber Wilkinson, Eye for film
Ian Bonar and Mathew Baynton are an extremely likeable onscreen duo and Borg’s script crackles with witty dialogue
- Matthew Turner, ViewLondon