The creative collaboration of Paul Tanter and Simon Phillips (White Collar Hooligan) brings you this action packed Football hooligan turned bank robber tale. An exciting chase movie with twists and turns as the police close in on a team of hooligans who have turned their violence onto the scoundrel bankers!
First off, it's got nothing at all to do with football hooliganism. There is one scene where one geeza' is telling a woman that he used to fight at football matches, but the fundamental part of the narrative is that there is a heist a guess what? It's only gone bloomin' wrong!!!
And he's avin' a larf!!!
That's the writer director that is. As you would expect,the film is the pits, and these films, like low budget horrors get released almost every other week here in the UK, the covers are more or less the same, and there is always some sort of scribing on the cover like 'the best British thriller since The Long Good Friday' to get the working class man worked up.
But it's like the director has watched too much Tarantino and Guy Ritchie movies and tried to do his own version. There are monologues about fast food, boxing and obviously a double cross, and its horrible to watch.
The characters are all stereotypical of this sort of movie, one has a heart of gold because of his past, one is a nutter, one is a family man, and one is ex forces who says a prayer before the robbery.
The supposed monologues are cringe worthy, the suits are something out of Buddy's Song, and there is a twist at the end, that irritates.
Oh and there is a bent copper. There's always a bent copper.
If I could put a scribing on the DVD cover, it would simply say 'pfft'.
Five hooligans of diverse backgrounds rob a bank wearing scary clown masks. As they make their getaway we are shown flashbacks of their hiring, some earlier scenes, and of the robbery itself. Things are not what they seem. The flashbacks were useful to supply the irony and twist. Some of the flashbacks worked better than the others.
Much of the film is conversation among the hooligans, thus we get to see inside their "dangerous mind". Our bad guys are being followed by a murderous detective who seems to know their every move, even when they aren't sure where they are going. Decent characters and dialogue.
Surprisingly good low budget Brit gangster/heist movie with deliberate nods to Tarantino. Title and cover totally misleading though, maybe that's why people disliked it. I say ignore the bad reviews and give it a go. It's really cheap to buy as well.
As another reviewer said this film is selling itself on the title alone.Nothing to do with hooligans. I know I am supposed to view a film in its entirety before posting a review, but I honestly could not watch more than 45 minutes of this.Very rare for me to give up on a film, but the conversations between the robbers were so boring.The film was as slack as a broken rubber band, the editing was terrible.A real waste of time.
This film is so bad, I hate the way every other word is dropped from each sentence as if somehow this is how tough people talk or the long dialogues about nothing which seem to be imitating American gangsta films and make the characters completely unbeliveable with English accents. Also..since when do we have log cabins in the moutains or harbours - I hate the script so much. Anouther thing that irrates is the lockstock rip offs.. I honestly believe that most people could make better film and write better script then this.