6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
So moving - it literally makes grown men cry...,
This review is from: Twenty Four Seven [DVD]  (DVD)
It took me ages to get round to seeing this film, even though I was living in Nottingham at the time it was filmed & released (indeed, I recognised the actor playing Fagash from his time working at the Broadway Cinema bar).
A lot of reviews are misleading and off-putting. Yes, it's about Bob Hoskins setting up a boxing club to give some inner-city kids some hope - that sounds trite and in the wrong hands it would be. What makes this film special is the real depth the actors bring to their characters and the lack of over-sentimentality, punctuated with wit.
It's so poignant, Bob Hoskins can portray so many emotions at the same time.
It really is one of the best British films ever made, along with the other Shane Meadows films. Gritty, sad, poetic and funny - definitely recommended.