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5.0 out of 5 stars British film making at it's best...
The film is outstanding. Charlie Creed-Miles plays an ex-con trying to establish a relationship with his two sons. Will Poulter is his eldest at sixteen who is reluctant to form any bond. He is trying to go straight and provide for his new family. Of course it doesn't go to plan. Some of the scenes are very funny especially the end fight scene were we find out why he is...
Published on 24 July 2012 by Kevin O'Brien

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3.0 out of 5 stars How is this British film-making at its best?
Eminently watchable but not the hidden gem I was expecting having read other reviews. For me, Poulter was good but just too baby-faced to be believable in the role. Perhaps more my problem than his. Felt to me like there were more laughs to be had and that the film lacked the extra level of charm that really draws you in. Serkiss and Leo Gregory's characters were...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed it!, 26 April 2014
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Small cast but meaningful characters no added nonsense - loved the fact it was still believable to an extent. I'd probably even watch it again. :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars surprisingly good movie, 25 April 2014
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M. L. Qadir "gandalf" (london UK) - See all my reviews
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Good characters, good story line and set in east London so its believable. Some funny moments and maybe even worth watching twice imho.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a terrific film ., 14 April 2014
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Main character is credible . Street life stuff . Beware, it can bring tears to your eyes . Blimey, it's got a proper storey line !
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5.0 out of 5 stars good, 30 Mar 2014
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worth a watch its about a guy who gets out of prison and does not want to get involed with the people again when he went down i would watch it again
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4.0 out of 5 stars Working on rigs up North..., 17 Jan 2014
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After 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves.

Dean the older boy has found a job and is doing his best to bring up his younger brother Jimmy, but the arrival of Bill has brought them to the attention of social services.

With the danger of being put into care looming, Dean forces his Dad to stay by threatening to grass him up for dealing. He agrees to stay for a week to fool social services that the boys are being cared for.

Bill quickly connects with Jimmy and through this new bond starts to realise what he's been missing. He has a family, he is a father.

However, their happy family is short lived when Jimmy gets into trouble with Bill's old cohorts....

You would be forgiven, if you thought this was just another one of those kitchen sink type London dramas that arrived ten a penny after the arrival of one Guy Ritchie.

And while this has similarities to many of those films, thanks to Fletchers great direction, and the genius portrayal of the titular character by Miles, this is one of those rare cases where a British film about a criminal trying to go straight, despite his past catching up with him, is very, very good.

It helps too that the chemistry between the screen family is solid, and it's pretty believable. Apart from the typecast white guy who thinks he is of a different ethnicity, its very believable, the villains are to your typical wide boys, and it's very funny and sweet in places.

It's a shame that it does carry the burden of an atypical Brit crime flick, but it's a very powerful family drama, that carries emotional depth, and a very funny streak throughout.

Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad film at all...., 10 Jan 2014
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Although the story line about an ex-con coming out of nick to raise his two sons may seem a bit cliched, good acting, a realistic setting and very believable problems encountered actually made this film very viewable.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good British Film, 12 Dec 2013
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First saw this film in the cinema. It was showing on a small screen with only 6 of us in total watching. Its a fantastic film debut by Dexter Fletcher Directing. Take a look you will not be disapointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Only for Will Poulter, 7 Nov 2013
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Will Poulter cracks me up. He is so talented and clever. He was brilliant in Narnia and the School of Comedy...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best British film i have seen since Nil by Mouth, 29 Sep 2013
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This film was superb having us all gripped from start to finish when i tried to pause the film half way through to nip to make a brew none of my family would let me pause it! so shows how good it is. All the performances where realistic and the setting reminded me of my own upbringing in a tower block. The main characters are well crafted and likeable and so good is the acting from the bad guys you truly do hate them and want them to get there just deserts! but will they?. I can not recommend this British gangster flick more give it a chance it is not what you expect and its director Dexter Fletcher and the entire cast should feel so proud of this film. It deserves so much more praise and awards it is a classic of the genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, 18 July 2013
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This was recommended by a friend and turned out to be a real treat. A gritty British comedy drama with very few familiar faces but a great film well acted. Some violence and some truly colourful language but all in keeping with the characters and setting. A real hidden gem and a must see.
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