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5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the most compelling British movies ever made, 16 Dec. 2001
This film hits the spot in every critical category. Brilliantly shot from a palate of greys and dark brown, Newcastle looks mean and unforgiving. Caine produces possibly his best performance,utterly convincing in the lead role. The plot never loses pace and the one liners are still great down the pub! A true crime classic that makes Lock Stock look like a cartoon. Check out the commentary for a DVD extra worth having.