With the recent riots highlighting the horrifying level of gangland urban violence in England this dramatised account of the savage street murder of 17 year old Jamie Robe in 1997 and the strenuous efforts to bring his killers to justice must be mandatory viewing. Excellently written and directed, and supported by the usual impeccable performances one has come to expect from the likes of Nesbitt, Davis et alia, this film does not make for easy entertainment. If there is one slight criticism to be levelled, it might be that this unflinching re-enactment can perhaps err of the side of being overly issue-led. But with precisely such issues currently at the forefront of any decent citizen's mind, that can be no bad thing and certainly does not detract from the quality of this outstanding drama.
Incidentally, for the benefit of the nine million of us in the UK who are deaf, and those non-mother-tongue English speakers, this DVD has English subtitles.