To give it some credit ODC is unashamed in setting itself out as a comic strip film, but the yarn element to this story soon recedes as the gut wrenching accents of the non Irish cast take centre stage. For Kevin Spacey read Sean McGinley, for Linda Fiorentino read Dervla Kirwan. I know Kev and Linda are box office, but what's the point when the accents they put to very,very dodgy dialogue is out of the Julia Roberts school of infuriating accents. Back to the plot, and basically we follow lovable ODC Michael Lynch (loosely based on the late Martin Cahill *see the General*) who as well as leading a gang of daring and impressionable friends also falls out with the local IRA ganglords. Rather than try diplomacy, Michael sticks the metaphorical two fingers up at said group and robs a major jewellers from under they're very noses. This put's Michael on borrwoed time, as he attempts to steer clear of the terrorists as well as keep an eye on any Judas members of his own gang.
In the films finale Michael goes up against the IRA whilst on a bank job, and it looks as though he has met his equal and will now meet his maker.
There is a final twist that is neither original cheeky or anything that couldn't have been conceived by a drunk over the toilet bowl on a Friday night at 1am.
I like humour, I like originality, I like crime genre films. I didn't like Ordinary Decent Criminal.