Bullet Boy details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Ashley Walters, Sharea-mounira Samuels, Luke Fraser, Leon Black|
|Studio:||FUSION MEDIA SALES|
|Collections:||Allow It, Best of London Film Festival, Gangs & Cartels, London Film Festival, Urban Jungle|
|1hr 25 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
Most helpful review
So Solid PerformanceBy a customer from peterborough , 18 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Went to see this because of Ashley Walters playing Ricky- he was outstanding in Storm Damage and it is good to see him on a comeback. The film got BBC funding whereas Plague- another UK drama dealing with similar issues did not. Good film worth going to see but not without faults. The Wisdom character is shown as an obvious bad influence, but unlike in films like Mean Streets and Pope of Greenwich Village, the relationship between him and Ricky is not very developed- we do not feel the loyalty that Ricky tells us he has for his friend. The film would have been much better to show more of Wisdom and his worldview, but maybe the film makers did not want to glamourize crime. The Curtis and Rio characters were very well played- these child actors had humour and charm and the friendship seemed real. One of the best scenes is when Curtis, Ricky's brother, has to make a humiliating apology. The movie thrived on stillness- Ricky and Curtis stare and think very cinematic ally.
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Solid and well actedBy a customer from Hackney , 21 Feb 2007This deals with the rather tired story of a former bad guy trying to go straight and being torn between this and his loyalty to his friends. However it is well done and the acting is solid on all counts, the film certainly does not in any way glamorise violence and gives a real sense of how trivial the arguments can be that may lead to a pointless death. The film rejects any moralising and does not flinch from a dark ending and delivers more than it's unpromising premise might have suggested.
Thought provokingBy sharon from Bristol , 10 Jan 2007Heartbreaking gut wrenching thought provoking . I watched this film and my stomach was churning the whole time.I had a feeling how the film was going to turn out but i was hoping i was wrong!
Well worn tale but still excellentBy a customer from Liverpool , 08 Jan 2007It's an old story - man comes out of prison determined to go straight, gets dragged back into old habits, repeating cycles of violence etc. However in modern day Britain, in particular black Britain, it's a story worth telling again. Heavy going at times (you have to wait a long time for a chink of light) but the film explores the issues of 'respect culture', lack of opportunity and lack of suitable male role models without being cliched or patronising.
Woth watching, but predictable.By jsg007 from London , 21 Nov 2006I enjoyed this film, but the storyline is very predictable and cliched. Reformed youth, trying to get 'out of the ghetto', constantly pulled back by bad influences, and eventually the ending comes in fairly obvious form. It does well not to glamourise the gun violence on our streets, and genuinely has good purpose, however there is a lot of time spent just hoping Ricky will come to his senses and wake-up! The tit-for-tat, petty retribution may be an accurate portrayal of life in certain places, its just a shame that society is shaping itself in that direction. In terms of acting, i was impressed with the lead roles, however there could have been a bit more development in certain relationships.
Overall, worth a watch.
ITS ALRIGHTBy Jane Slack from notts uk , 17 Nov 2006its a pretty good film, showing how it is on the street, It does make you realise that theres more to life than being a big man, it shows the fact if you start some trouble it just comes back around and never ends. recomended for anyone interested in british gangster type movies.