Bullet Boy 2004

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Ricky comes to the rescue of his friend during a street fight in this gripping depiction of urban life. But having already spent time in a correctional facility, his efforts to live a life clean of violence are threatened as he becomes further embroiled in this gang situation.

Starring:
Ashley Walters,Sharea-mounira Samuels
Runtime:
1 hour 25 minutes

Bullet Boy

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director Saul Dibb
Starring Ashley Walters, Sharea-mounira Samuels
Supporting actors Luke Fraser, Leon Black
Studio The Movie Partnership
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ch Hadrill on 15 Nov 2005
Format: DVD
If there is one objective that any self-respecting director aims to achieve then it is this: to touch a nerve and connect with his audience. Only through this achievement can the message and/or morals of a film be fully understood by the spectators. In my opinion Saul Dibb manages to attain this goal with his portrayal of a vicious cycle of life in the streets of Hackney.Walters, considering he was a jailed member of So Solid Crew not so long ago, is a potentially risky choice of leading man but the gamble by Dibb in green-lighting him for his first major role can be considered to have paid dividends. Having been jailed for gun offences Walters has a wealth of experience to tap into and is able to convey the poignant messages of the director. Firstly, and quite simply, that guns are bad. Secondly, that deprived areas are difficult to extricate yourself from, in both social and economic contexts. To bring this review to a quick and simple end: see this film, you won't be disappointed.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly on 3 April 2006
Format: DVD
To label this film a British Boyz n the Hood does it a disservice. It was finitely more nuanced in its script and the acting was superb. Importantly, the struggles over masculinity are multilayered and the role of men in these boys lives isn't overdetermined. Finally, for once black mothers aren't demonized, but depicted as doing their best to raise upstanding black men in a society hostile to blackness.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By GT on 6 May 2006
Format: DVD
I was sceptical about this movie at first but after watching it I can honestly say it is one of the best films I have ever seen.

The whole movie is incredibly realistic and graphically shows the reality of life in gun ridden areas of the UK.

Some people have described this movie as "the UK version of boyz in the hood", although it is very different from boys in the hood and completely unique in style and storyline, I can understand what people mean.

It shows in graphic detail how the smallest of everyday incidents can lead to violence and murder.

In the news you may hear about somebody who was shot the previous day, this movie takes you in to the entire story behind such incidents to give you a clear picture of what really went on, rather than the 5 second news bulletin.

Real, Gritty and hard hitting - No matter who you are and where you're from you should see this film!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss G on 6 Mar 2008
Format: DVD
This is a gritty, down to earth portrayal of living in the inner city. It shows the tat for tat, trivial reasons why people can lose their lives and how innocent people can get hurt. My favourite character is Curtis (the younger brother), who had never acted before and used more improvisation than anything else. He really pulled it off. So yeah, a good film (almost like a documentary), with a biting reality and the message is loud and clear - put down the guns and don't hang out with anyone that has one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bright star on 27 Jan 2007
Format: DVD
This is one of the best films I have watched in a long time. It is well acted shot and directed. It tells a story of hurt anger loyalty and love in a UK city. This film hits back at stereotypical criminal youths and show you inside their heads and inside their familys. It also shows young people like this the possible effects on their family. The film shows parents teens and younger siblings view on the situation. All in all I think everyone will enjoy this films hard-hitting storyline...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 April 2006
Format: DVD
This is a powerful and thought provoking film. The plot has already been explained in other reviews, and yes it is a bit predictable but then it is only portraying life on the street. Excellent acting, moving performances (especially from Ricky's Mum) and good dialogue all combine to make this a fine film.
I recommend watching the Behind the shots feature, quite interesting
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Mar 2006
Format: DVD
i thought this film was superb i thought that asher d played a fantastic part and i think the director hit all the spots he wanted to he did not big up gun crime it portrayed how life on the street is. Fantastic
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Excellent-Moving film. Sitting here crying, this shows you what goes on in young boys lives-Its not just a black-white thing, its Life on the street and boy is it hard, Please watch this film if u ever judge a mugger or a "gangsta". Thought i knew all the answers! Watching this as a mother makes u realise that all kids do have someone they love and respect. I am a typical White woman with 3 kids and this film made me think big time.
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