I cannot think of one single thing that I would change about this film. The acting is incomparable, the directing deft, and the writing poignantly brilliant.
I enjoyed watching this film and would recommend other to give it a try , (as I am) but this movie, although enjoyable to watch due to the better than average acting fails to add anything new to its storyline that is all too familiar to these types of movies.
A clunky actioner with a handful of cool moments.
After half an hour of the first episode I decided to Google reviews of this show and I wasn't completely surprised to find that there were quite a few negative reviews of 'Guerilla' and most of them came from the UK.I'm going to add to them. It's terrible: imagine a Quentin Tarantino directed version of 'Love Thy Neighbour' or 'Till Death Us Do Part' and you aren't far off. Clichés abound, historical accuracy is irrelevant, all of the characters are stereotypes and it was so dire that I think even one star is doing it a favour.Britain in the early 1970s wasn't perfect, but 'Guerilla' is terrible and could only be improved with a laughter track. Utter, utter nonsense. Avoid.
How interesting that UK-based reviewers see this show as rubbish and USA reviewers see it as some brilliant piece of true drama. I think the latter haven't got a clue what they are talking about in the same way as the writer, director and producers haven't. Believe me and the others above who have said that 1972 was the height of working-class struggle in the UK when workers were more militant than ever, including on the question of racism and internationalism. The National Front (a UK neo-Nazi small organisation) was not really going then so why depict it as if it was? White anti-racists including skinheads were active with their ethnic minority neighbours and workmates throughout the 1970s but are not shown here. USA viewers and readers need to understand that though still to this day things need improving the UK is nowhere near as racist to its core as the USA is. There is nothing like the same racial ghettoisation of neighbourhoods, towns and cities as there is in the USA, no organisation as horrific as the KKK, and so on. Apart from that clanger there are so many anachronisms that I don't know where to begin, as well as good actors like Rory Kinnear giving terrible performances. At best this is a perverse comedy, causing me to howl with laughter. At worst it will give any USA viewer and younger UK viewers a completely false idea of the very real issues this confection attempts to address. After the dodgy story behind 12 Years A Slave this writer is definitely one to avoid in future.
In 1971 I was a young Skinhead in a seaside town. We loved Ska and reggae and our West Indian friends - we hated long-haired white UK bikers and smelly white UK hippies who were mainly middle-class - we loved our West Indian friends - fact.We were working-class UK skinheads and our main music was black music - ska, soul, reggae and R&B - we loved black culture.To see this piece of garbage and complete lies on the US TV is so hurtful and so wrong. This program is a complete lie from someone who knows nothing about 1971 in the UK.This program is truly awful and a lie.I marched with the Clash in 1978 when we marched against the National Front in London. It is so obvious that the person who created this program knows nothing about the UK and its history.Possibly the worst TV crap of all time.
Whilst race relations in the U.K were not ideal in the 70s you can take it as read the Police force was not made up of Rhodesians and South Africans bent on imposing apartheid nor did they murder protesters in cold blood in front of the general public (there would, anyway, be easier ways of dispensing with enemies). Nor was there a bomb planting, machine gun toting hybrid of the Black Panthers and Red Brigade. Given that race relations are pretty good and young people are extremely gullible this is dangerously divisive rubbish. Idris Elba has benefited from England's cosmopolitan society more than most and should know better. Every single English white person in the entire series is portrayed as a thug at best, psycho at worst. The Baader Meinhof financiers however seem delightful