Highly Overrated But Still Good
Good films always raise compelling questions, whether the format is fiction or documentary fact.
Funny, strange, confrontational and subversive, this is one of the most interesting experiences you'll have at the cinema this year.
A film with more than the usual spoiler issues. Talking about it in any detail feels akin to handing you a gift-wrapped present and saying, "I hope you like it -- It's a thriller about a diabolical secret experiment."
I like heist movies, in general... they're good fun, even if they're sorta stupid like "Oceans 11". "Heat" was good. Even "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels".This was boring. It was like someone had seen Heat and Lock Stock, and maybe Star Wars, and tried to mix them all together, including all of their "just One Last Job" clichés, but forgot to include either the clever dialogue or twisty plot, or some intense drama.As others have said, the acting was pretty bad. Not all of it (Craig himself was fine) but there were enough wooden performances to overshadow the rest of it.*spoilers below* And the writing just didn't make any sense. For instance, at the Club, near the end, our hero has his sorta-nemesis at gunpoint, and the dude starts laughing at him, saying "Oh, you don't have the balls to shoot me!" He literally had just shot him twice, and killed two guys on the way in. There was NO way that is an appropriate response, given the circumstances.The ending was horribly unsatisfying. Not just the fact that everyone was dead. How was it that Alfie ended up in the hands of gangsters in the garage? He wouldn't have gone to meet them somewhere, unless he planned to kill them. And why would anybody have known that he had found out the truth about the family? How would they know that Holley told him? And he had JUST gotten the letter in the mail himself. What a mess.
I quite enjoyed this Brit gangster flick, some well known actors and a believable story line. I get the feeling that some people out there won't like a film unless it has a bond like budget and all celebrity A listers. This film hits the mark and is worth a rental or purchase, story line was good, twists and turns kept you guessing; I've seen a lot worse. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed!
The film opens and ends with Jack (Craig Fairbrass) on the beach bleeding out with a bag of money. The film goes back in time 2 weeks and shows us Jack and his gang robbing a bank and getting away with it as they celebrate their last job. However, things don't go as planned and Jack's life is turned upside down as he follows the clues on a cell phone.This is another improbable high action film with inept cops unable to catch a man who kills in public with a witness. Jack robs and kills people and is our bad guy protagonist as we all wish him well trying to take money that doesn't belong to him, kill people along the way and retire in Spain with a pretty lady. I felt I have seen it before.Guide: F-word. No sex. Stripper nudity.
I am not sure who put up the money for this, but he would have been better off drinking it. Lame plot, wooden acting, and a total non-ending sum it up. Holes in the plot, timings and action out of sync, and the clichéd London hard man spiel is worn out. Not good overall. A waste of time.