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Old 21-03-2013, 00:10
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I couldn't find an existing thread for this British movie so thought that I'd start one...

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Saw this up Odeon this evening and thought that it was an entertaining action-thriller with some nice shots of London' ever evolving skyline and good performances from the likes of McAvoy, Strong, Morrisey and Harris. 7/10
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Old 21-03-2013, 10:46
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I thought it was dreadful, and it would have been a walkout were I not killing time before meeting someone.

Awful plot and full of z-list british actors doing their very worst cheesy hardmen impressions. Once Jason Flemyng appears on screen in any film you know you are in trouble. Even McAvoy, who I do like as an actor and was clearly there to elevate it above straight to dvd status, was pretty poor.
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Old 21-03-2013, 12:44
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Id say if you liked The Sweeney you will like this its marginally better than that but its no more than a 'worth watching' and one in hindsight I should have waited for the dvd/blu ray for.
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Old 21-03-2013, 14:05
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It got to number 3 in the the box office charts but on a very low gross of 460k - I am sure the studio was hoping for more.
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Old 21-03-2013, 19:33
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I saw this on Saturday, I wouldn't say it is a terrible film but it wasn't brilliant either. The plot was quite mundane and easy enough to guess what was coming up next.

I would say its worth a watch if it comes on TV or Sky.
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Old 21-03-2013, 19:48
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Id say if you liked The Sweeney you will like this its marginally better than that but its no more than a 'worth watching' and one in hindsight I should have waited for the dvd/blu ray for.
Much better then The Sweeney....which was awful.

An average plot, but done in a stylish way, with great action {fight scenes very good}...also...7/10

Loved the stand of with the Mum/Gran in the house.
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Old 22-03-2013, 00:29
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Much better then The Sweeney....which was awful.

An average plot, but done in a stylish way, with great action {fight scenes very good}...also...7/10

Loved the stand of with the Mum/Gran in the house.
I'm glad that someone agrees with me about this movie I really don't understand why Side Effects (which I watched last Wednesday) is getting such glowing reviews when it is just as predictable imo.

Yeah the stand-off was a tense scene with Johnny Harris being particularly menacing, although the slow-mo finale was a bit naff!
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Old 22-03-2013, 09:27
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was looking forward to seeing this until I started reading some bad reviews...not sure whether to bother now!
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