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The Fall of the Essex Boys 2012

The rise and fall of the Essex Boys gang - the drugs, the violence and, of course, the murders. The real story is the most shocking of all.

Starring:
Robert Cavanah, Kierston Wareing
Runtime:
1 hour, 27 minutes

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Genres Drama, Crime
Director Paul Tanter
Starring Robert Cavanah, Kierston Wareing
Supporting actors Peter Barrett, Jay Brown, Simon Phillips, Nick Nevern, Kate Magowan, Tony Denham, Peter Woodward, Ewan Ross, Eddie Webber, Joe Stamp, Charlie Bond, Roman Kemp, Emile Jansen, Lisa Nash, Lucinda Rhodes, Neil Large, Ryan Winsley, Stephanie Siadatan
Studio Metrodome
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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"Thank you for supporting the British film industry" they tell you at the beginning of the DVD. You must be joking......
There is absolutely no reason for this film to exist.

So back we go to Rettendon. Where? Wake up at the back, this is the Essex village outside Chelmsford rendered 'infamous' by the Range Rover killings of December 1995. Police discovered three corpses riddled with shot-gun bullets. Weep not. The dead were Tony Tucker, Pat Tate and Craig Rolfe, an unsavory trio, big in the Basildon area, branching out from night club security into drug running and all-round thuggery, lovingly documented here. Convicted killers were Mickey Steele and Jack Whomes, alleged rivals from the criminal fraternity, whose families still proclaim their innocence. And don't forget Darrel Nicholls , employed as a a driver on the fateful night, but who wasn't involved, later becoming a police informer, leav ing the area, changing his name etc....The events have inspired books, documentaries, conspiracy theories and some of the worst films of this century or any other.

Read the credits, fear the worst. The script comes from Stephen Reynolds, who later hit new depths with the Danny Dyer kill fest Vendetta. Directing is one Paul Tanter, of the underwhelming 'Jack' trilogy and the Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan. The heart sinks as White Collar star Nick Nevern gets us off with a sub-Dyer voieover promising grim and gritty lessons. But Nevern's acting is no worse than that of Jay Brown. Peter Barrett and Simon Phillips, awesomely bad as Tony, Pat and Craig. No surprise, the script is liberally sprinkled with the 'f and c' words, but to no great effect. It's all night club punch-ups, drugs deals gone sour, arms deals and lap-dancing.
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thought this was going to be an east end gangster type film but I was disappointed but saying that I watched it all the way through - it was watchable and at times exciting but It wasnt as exciting as I had hoped. Wouldnt watch it again
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So this is the fourth movie about the Range rover,(not Land Rover) and the shootings, and its the worst one yet.

Essex Boys was bad but had Sean Bean in it, Bonded By Blood was also bad, but you really can't hate anything with Tamar Hassan in it, and Rise Of The Foot Soldier was surprisingly watchable.

This though is really the lowest of the low, it's beyond Rancid Aluminium bad, and the acting is appalling.

I thought it was going to be just another cockney, sweary, Danny Dyer type movie, which I can tolerate, but as soon as the narrator sounded like someone from an episode of Top Gear, I knew it wasn't going to be 'tasty'.

For starters, the cast are the most pathetic depiction of 'Mockneys' I have ever seen, its as if every other word begins with C and has four letters, and anybody they do not know gets a lot of abuse for no good reason.

So all in all, it's just another excuse for lads to swear and drink beer and just be totally wrong about facts and disrespectful to the dead.

RIP Leah Betts.
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This is an utterly dreadful film but I knew that before I bought it. One to laugh at...the funniest aspect is the voice over narration. Every word is barked at full volume all the way through. It’s like a mockney version of the Cillit Bang bloke. He even narrates over scenes telling us what's happening instead of just letting the scene play out. Rise of the Foot Soldier is also guilty of this. ROTFS is however a very entertaining bad film. This one is only entertaining if you look at is as a Zucker Brothers take on Brit Gangster flicks. The best bit is the copper (who has a fine selection of fashionable weathered leather jackets and the troubled demeanour of Jack Cloth) asking the armed response team driver if they can 'go any faster' whilst racing to save an undercover officer. Brilliant stuff!
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AVOID!!! This is one of the worst films i have watched. The acting is a joke, i don't think it's even acting just a bunch of mugs being themselves!!

Hoping to cash in on story thats been covered many time's already.
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absolute pile of rubbish dont waste your money all the other versions are better than this its a cheep version
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I should have listened to all the other reviews & not bothered, even though it was on £3 (there is a reason for this) crap acting & dodgy accents for a start. It adds nothing to the story than the other 2x films (Essex Boys & Footsoldier) other than the conspiracy theory that the Police had something to do with the murders. This seems just to far out to me. Essex, mid 90's, the plod killing gangsters... Anyways, take my advice & don't bother, it's total tosh!
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A truly dreadful film. The casting is embarrassing to anyone even remotely familiar with the story and it's main characters. The 'true story' promised is full of holes, the over the film narrative is a masterclass in Essex 'gangsta' parody and the acting is wooden to the point of comedy. Do not waste your time or your money.
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