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on 7 October 2010
This is a pretty effective crime thriller, with Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston playing two greedy ex-cons who mastermind the abduction of Gemma Arterton, hoping to pick up a juicy ransom for their troubles. The first few scenes, which document the preparation of Alice's kidnapping, are superbly shot and edited, and all three performances are excellent. There are certainly flaws though- the one location setting which dominates a big chunk of the film does become slightly tiresome, as does Arterton's over-reliance on a certain four letter word when she's ad-libbing some of her dialogue. Also, some of the character motivation doesn't really seem to add up (Compston's obsession with disposing of a shell-casing makes no sense at all, when all he has to do is put it in his pocket!). Overall though it's fairly gripping with a good finale and most crime film fans will no doubt enjoy spotting a few directorial nods to films such as Shallow Grave and the great Miller's Crossing.
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