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This review is from: Rude Boy [DVD] (DVD)
Just watched Rude Boy - oh yes - Clash=good, Ray=bad. Actually some bits are quite a powerful sign 'o' the times social/documentary/70s/pressure cooker/all laid out before you thingy. Worst bits are Ray's acting, even Johnny (surname forgotten) Roadie is a better actor. Direction isn't bad also camera work / shot framing is v professional - its just the script that's poor and Ray's acting. But oh such memories! Clash live, superb, but can tell vocals re-dubbed afterwards - just realised Joe sings through gap in teeth! Ray's clothes could pass muster even today (t-shirt, bike jacket, combats) - its funny how the cars really date it and the lack of mobile phones - Caroline Coon in phone box outside magistrates court in 3 different scenes! Basically a period piece, slow story, bad acting. Try selecting the "Just Play Clash" choice on the menu. The rules are: there are no rules.
- Steve Wilson, Gods Of Chaos