|Starring:||Wayne Virgo, Simon Cook|
|Studio:||Fusion Media Sales|
|Run time:||1 hour 29 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 Sep 2013|
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Gritty, Sensitive & GrippingBy a customer , 23 Jul 2013
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[Highly rated reviewer]This film is the sequel to the hit film 'Shank', and continues the story of the main character, and his return to Bristol from France. Wayne Virgo, reprise's his role as Cal, and meets, a handsome guy, called Jason played by Tom Payne. This film was really gritty, yet sensitive to the themes dealt with in this film. The blue look and toned down colours add a great atmosphere to the film. It was truly gripping and left me wondering what's going to happen next? This is Christain Martin's best film to date. I look forward to seeing his next film.
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OK, but disappointing if you enjoyed ShankBy a customer , 01 Oct 2013Very disappointed with this film, as I loved Shank. The plot is thin, does not really follow on from Shank, save for the leitmotif skull design graffiti, which seems to have been a desperate ploy to link the two films. Where the cinematography in Shank is naturalistic, and bright, adding a visual contrast to Cal's dark life before Olivier, this is shot in half-light, blue and black pre-dominate, it is all dark and depressing. Unlike the original, important scenes like the first love-making are hurried, and almost shameful in tone, whereas the original (straight) director took time to ensure all the actors were comfortable with the sex scenes. Perhaps we will see a third installment, but hopefully in the original style, and the same director / crew.
A LET DOWNBy OscarFreak (481 reviews) from London , 24 Sep 2013Once again the hype about this film did not live up to expectations. Rudimentary acting, poor script dialogue wise, the film did not entertain and I was bored of it by the end.
Nothing Like ShankBy Carlos71 (1 review) , 19 Sep 2013I have been really looking forward to seeing this as I loved Shank, what a let down! The acting was awful, there were too many of shots of the camera staring at nothing in particular and I didn't care about any of the characters. I liked Cal in the original film, but he he's had a personality transplant in this one. Very disappointed
Too Much Wood!!By Funlovinguy (67 reviews) from Derbyshire UK , 16 Sep 2013The word 'wood' doesn't even begin to describe the quality of the acting in this movie. The acting is totally unconvincing- which is a pity-because it COULD have been a much better movie. The story is quite gripping-and some of the actors are attractive in a 'Skins'-type way. Indeed the similarity with that Channel 4 series doesn't end there- as many of the locations are identical!! This movie tries very hard but never succeeds due mainly to the poor acting. Its a pity-Shank had much better characters.
Truely ghastly!!By papatez (328 reviews) from folkestone , 11 Sep 2013Painfully contrived dialogue delivered by wooden actors playing spitting image like stereotype characters. Just like a parody of a cheap horror movie, as the director struggles to build the tension, it's so obvious what is about to happen that I slipped into pantomime mode and felt like shouting 'It's behind you' on numerous occasion. The supposedly dramatic and emotional ending just beggared belief. Definitely worth a miss!
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