Top positive review
Over the top, hilarious in places, well acted. Surprisingly emotive.
on 12 June 2017
If you liked Snatch, Lock stock and two smoking barrels, and sexy beast then you will probably like this, but expect something a little different and a bit more challenging. The startling opening scene sets the hard edged in your face tone of the film. The director constantly challenges your expectations and the twists and turns of the plot maintain interest. Jude Law plays a larger than life career criminal being released after serving a long term for armed robbery. The film follows him as he attempts to reestablish himself in a world which may have moved on without him.... stand by for an astounding performance from Law who throws everything into this role including the kitchen sink. Playing against his normal typecasting he pulls off a remarkable performance around which the rest of the film revolves. Bombastic, filled with bravado, surprisingly vulnerable, brash, cocksure, hilariously repellant and yet strangely engaging as his reactions to the vicissitudes inflicted on him reveal the real man beneath the persona he has created to be a "face" in the london underworld.
Watch it. Stand by for very strong language. Enjoy an interesting challenging fable / over the top shaggy dog story.