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3.0 out of 5 stars Punk Rock Highwaymen., 8 April 2011
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This review is from: Plunkett And Macleane [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
Plunkett & Macleane is the debut movie of Jake Scott {son of Ridley}. It stars Robert Carlyle {Plunkett}, Jonny Lee Miller {Macleane}, Liv Tyler, Ken Stott, Michael Gambon & Alan Cumming. The thinly written story concerns our two Highwaymen protagonists who although at different ends of the social spectrum, team up to rob the rich, and that's it! It's a odd film in many ways, with Scott and his team trying to keep an old fashioned value whilst giving it a modern day MTV make over. The result of which is a choppy picture that none the less is just about fun enough for the undemanding viewer.

The piece had a number of producers involved in it, one of whom was Gary Oldman, so it's probably no surprise that it feels that it's been cut, re-shot and tampered with. There's no discernible flow to the movie, in fact it actually could be classed as one long MTV video. Crash follows wallop as techno modern beats blend uneasily with dandy dalliances. It's testament to Carlyle & Miller that they manage to rise above it and generate a believable bond that holds court and stops the viewers from pondering about the weak excuse of a plot on offer. There's also enough good to be had in the comedy moments and one or two of the set-pieces. Notably in the smoke bombed finale. In support, Ken Stott, a fine television actor, does a nice line in malicious, weasel villainy, and Alan Cumming is a pure delight as the camp swinger of all ways, Lord Rochester. Gambon isn't given much to do, while Tyler is effectively asked to look pretty and fill out her period costume to the max.

It's full of spirit and it has some nice technical touches, but it remains an awkward film that is quickly forgotten once the ringing in your ears has stopped. 5/10
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