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Second Coming is a 2014 film directed by debbie tucker green. It received mostly positive reviews from critics and was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.

Second Coming
Second Coming 2014 poster.jpg
Directed bydebbie tucker green
Written bydebbie tucker green
StarringIdris Elba, Nadine Marshall
Release date
  • 7 September 2014 (2014-09-07) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • 5 June 2015 (2015-06-05)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A married couple who no longer have sex are left with unanswered questions when the wife mysteriously becomes pregnant.[1]



Second Coming premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014 and is distributed by Film Movement in the US.[2] It was released on DVD in the UK, on 6 July 2015.[3]


The film received mostly positive reviews and has a score of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes.[4]

Variety praised the film, saying: "Idris Elba and Nadine Marshall excel in Debbie Tucker Green's oblique, engrossing psychodrama."[5]

The Guardian awarded it four out of five stars, saying: "The pure fear that Marshall wordlessly suggests is superb."[6]

The Telegraph awarded it three out of five stars, saying: "while this is an uneven, imperfect film, it's still an unusual and interesting one: a slice of modern British bleakness, with just enough strangeness to keep things fresh."[7]

Empire awarded it three out of five stars, calling it: "A soulful drama that heralds the arrival of a new voice in British cinema."[8]

The London Evening Standard also awarded it three out of five stars, saying: "Thank goodness for Idris Elba, whose beauty and star power will ensure this brazenly weird romantic drama from London playwright Debbie Tucker Green doesn’t get brushed aside."[9]

Time Out awarded it four out of five stars, saying" "‘Second Coming’ is sometimes confusing, but always compelling and often powerful."[10]



  1. ^ Bradshaw, Peter. "Second Coming Review". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (18 May 2015). "Cannes: Idris Elba Drama 'Second Coming' Lands U.S. Home at Film Movement (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  3. ^ Second Coming (DVD ed.). 2015. ASIN B00UBM9AX0. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  4. ^ Second Coming. 23 March 2016.
  5. ^ Barker, Andrew (11 September 2014). "Second Coming Review". Variety. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  6. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (4 June 2015). "Second Coming Review". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  7. ^ Hawkes, Rebecca (4 June 2015). "Second Coming Review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  8. ^ Crooke, Simon (24 May 2015). "Second Coming Review". Empire. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  9. ^ O'Sullivan, Charlotte (5 June 2015). "Second Coming Review". The London Evening Standard. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  10. ^ Calhoun, Dave (1 June 2015). "Second Coming Review". Time Out. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Second Coming Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 23 March 2016.

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