Director: Malcolm Venville
Writers: Louis Mellis, David Scinto
Stars:Ray Winstone, Ian McShane and John Hurt
A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego
A solid and believable premise captures the emotion of the plot, the dialogue is rich with coarse language and descriptive conversation, Britain’s famous black-humour brings relief in the darker parts of the film, and the characters, as aged gangsters, are top-notch.
The setting was lacking with the majority of the movie taking place in a dilapidated apartment hideout and the actual action was less than what you were expecting. Overall the film is a throwback to classic British crime drama and mixes it with romance and betrayal.
Stay clear of this film if:
-you’re upset by the words “cunt” & “fuck.”
-British slang irritates and confuses you.
-more story and dialogue than action and explosions.
Watch this film if:
-you’re a fan of classic old-school gangster mentality
-you like John Hurt, Ian McShane, and Ray Winstone
-you prefer dark comedy, strong emotional story, and a lacking ending.
Final Verdict 3/5