7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Brits get the Afghanistan film right,
This review is from: The Veteran [DVD] (DVD)
I'm a big fan of Afghanistan/Middle Eastern thrillers and dramas. There have been some superb takes on the topic (In the Valley of Elah/Syriana) and some stinkers too (The Lucky Ones/Stop-Loss). The Veteran seems to do what all the better films do, which is mix the topic of Afghanistan with another distinct issue; here, it's street crime, another sub-genre the Brits do well. It's fast, frightening and features a few stand out performances, especially Toby Kebbell as the ex-soldier. Defo one to see if you enjoy crime thrillers with strong and engaging plots.