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Eran Creevy writes and directs this British gangster thriller set in London's docklands. Ex-con Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his hideout in Iceland when his son gets caught up in a heist gone wrong. His reappearance gives detective Max Lewinsky the chance he has long been waiting for to take down his old nemesis.

Starring:
James Mcavoy,Mark Strong
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Crime
Director Eran Creevy
Starring James Mcavoy, Mark Strong
Supporting actors David Morrissey, Peter Mullan, Andrea Riseborough, Daniel Mays, Elyes Gabel, Daniel Kaluuya, Johnny Harris, Robert Portal, Jason Maza, Dannielle Brent
Studio Momentum Pictures
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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3.9 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Corey Newcombe on 17 Nov. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong.

This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to perfect his strong man accent, and catch the man he has always been after.

As they face off, they uncover a deeper conspiracy, and deeper voice, they both need to solve in order to survive.....

I knew when I saw the posters to this having 'Executive Producer Ridley Scott' standing out on them, I knew this was going to be as generic as an eighties straight to video gem.

But I wanted to be wrong, Mark Strong is great in anything, and McAvoy is just as watchable. So what do you get? Strong being as great as he can be, McAvoy being a really unconvincing moody bobby, and London, looking the best it ever has.

And that's the movie. The leads chasing one another, while something fishy goes on above their heads, but you know David Morrissey is involved because he's one of the most famous people in it, but hardly at all, and looks serious all along.

The support is stellar, and on paper, this probably looked like something special.

On celluloid, its all style and no substance, nothing really special at all.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By chelios1981 VINE VOICE on 4 April 2013
Format: DVD
Don't believe the hype on this one. It's by no means a bad film, and at times shines, but should it really get plaudits for the fact that it looks so damn slick, making London look icy cool in nearly all shots, but surely that's just style over substance, if your story gets muddled and uses all cop thriller clichés in the book.

James Macavoy is always one to watch, but here he seems a little too weedy to be a hardened vengeful cop, sometimes resembling a spoilt teenager having a tantrum, perhaps an older actor may have lent more weight to what amounts to a role of a burnt out cop on the edge.

Mark Strong as the career criminal he faces off against fares much better giving his villain a mix of real menace and a softer human side, that creates a believably flawed character, whose life of crime has resulted in his sons death, setting up the plot for cop and criminal to come on a collision course.

In terms of story and style the look is a mixture of John Woo (the gun shoot outs) and the director must surly have been influenced by Michael Mann (Heat, Miami Vice) to some point.

The action scenes (mostly gun shoot outs) are well done, stylish and like the rest of the film slick.

So in short not a bad film, looks good, some good scenes, with the odd twist, good cast, but let down by a generic cop verses criminal plot that's been done slightly better elsewhere in dozens of better thrillers.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Charles Vasey TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
Another film about a couple of diamond geezers, one a blagger (Mark Strong) and the other a copper (played by James McAvoy) in a conspiracy-ridden high tech London. Strong looks and acts the part but casting McAvoy as a hard man is to go against his strengths (Charles Xavier for example); he lacks the physical presence. Even worse if we had to pick a name for a London copper it is unlikely to be Max Lewinsky. The general level of anti-government angst and large numbers of automatic weapons lends the whole thing an American tone that argues against its London locations. I doubt the plot twists will come as a total surprise to many and even a surfeit of dead Evil Marksmen cannot cover that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 May 2015
Format: DVD
An improbable plot once you think about it. A very young inexperienced cop brought in to catch the very bad man. Cat and mouse is the game they play.

James McAvoy, plays the inexperienced English cop who becomes obsessed with catching the criminal, Mark Strong. One incident between them turns into a bad situation for McAvoy.however, his boss, David Morrissey, brings him back. McAvoy's partner, played by Andrea Riseborough, helps to keep McAvoy under control. He is hot headed, has flashbacks and PTSD. something is norm right in this game, and we soon learn why.

The sights of London at night are beautiful, not a London I recognize. But, beneath the glitter and the glory are some hardened stories, that soon spill out. Corruption, murder, sons, dads, are all in play. Very well acted with a magnificent cast. It is out in DVD, see it.

Recommended. prisrob 05-27-15
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan Jones TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 24 May 2015
Format: DVD
This is an entertaining stylish London-based crime thriller with a high quality cast. When Mark Strong’s ruthless criminal returns to the capital to investigate the shooting of his son James McAvoy’s police detective takes the opportunity to try and arrest and incarcerate him, something that he failed to do three years earlier. However, unbeknown to both of them their unfinished business is being observed by other concerned corrupt individuals. The gun battles are well executed and reminiscent of Michael Mann films, in particular Heat, with the relationship between the two main protagonists mirroring that of De Niro and Pacino. Granted this is nowhere near the calibre of that movie but nevertheless it is well worth the watching despite the formulaic plotting and narrative.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 22 April 2013
Format: DVD
Max (James McAvoy) got shot in the knee by a major league criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong). Three years later Max's knee still bother's him as does the fact he let one get away. Max teams up with Sarah (Andrea Riseborough) as it appears they may have a second chance at him. In this partnership Max has the brains and Sarah has the kahunas.

The film is a bit twisty and it is easy to get lost if you don't pay attention. This is a crime action adventure which has its fair share of drama, enough to slow it up for a breather. The action scenes are spread out to a finale at the OK Corral. It is worth a rental if you are a fan of British crime movies, but not the one you would want to wean yourself on.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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