Top positive review
on 28 October 2013
I first watched this on Film 4 several days, if not a week or more after it was first transmitted. One has a DVD recordable. However like most films shown on the box, it was necessary to edit out the ads and on top of that it was almost certainly hacked by the censer. As a result when I transferred it to DVD ram I made a note to get my hands on a DVD or Blu-ray version as and when because I rated this as an exceptional thriller.
I don't want to give the storyline away too much spoiling it for others who have not watched it, all I will say is that we have something of a mid level gang boss (Miguel Ferrer), who kills a contact of a bigger higher level crime lord (Harvey Keitel). As a direct result the big fish, tries to bully the smaller fish into coughing up a serious amount of money as compensation. Naturally the smaller fish does not take too kindly to being bullied. However and more importantly, he becomes set on revenge when he discovers that his wife has been butchered. With the aid of his only remaining lackey (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), we end up with something of a bloodbath on our hands.
It's a nice tight thriller that is well directed in a realistic fashion by Franck Khalfoun. Whom I've never heard of before. In any event it's worth the highest rating possible that I can bestow upon it. Further I strongly recommended this film to others, especially if you happen the like violent gangster movies.