Going Off Big Time details
|Starring:||Peter Kay, Bernard Hill, Sarah Alexander, Stan Boardman, Neil Fitzmaurice, Dominic Carter|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
Going Off Big Time
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Apr 2001|
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I am no critic and ...By Joseph#38 from DERBY , 22 Jun 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I am no critic and dont butter things up with long words i just burped up after swallowing a library full off dictionaries. So here goes, the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me Bob..... This has got to be one of the most overlooked gangster movies of all time. And why? I have no idea.... This has got to be one of those films you never here about ever, and quite happily go along till the end of days, thinking that the best English gangster films are all based around nasty little c0ckneys. That was until my mate Ant said "have a butchers at this and tell me what you think". How wrong could i have been. This film is based around a group of Scousers who start off in prison as nobodys and end up taking over the drug scene of Liverpool's clubland. This movie is very gritty at times, and shows the inside of prison from a frightened young mans perspective. The horrible reality of male sexual assault is very graphic and the issues surrounding it are quite disturbing, but don't let that put you off. The other side of this movie is like the flip of a coin. From Drama and grit, a hilarious side spews forth engulfing you in fits and spasms of uncontrollable laughter, that will make the neighbours think your completely off your box (watch out for the kidnapping story and the drug dealing ice cream van saga) Superb!! Ive watched the Lock Stocks, The Clockwork Oranges and the Gangster Number 1's and can easily say this is well up there with them. If you love crime stories, watch this and you'll be soon walking around threatening people with a Scouse accent.
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Big time British gangster filmBy manofkent46 (2 reviews) from Sittingbourne , 12 Jun 2013We have had this dvd laying around indoors for ages, due to having no proper tv at the moment we have been watching loads of films, coming across this dvd we thought what have we got to lose. How glad I was we decided to watch it, from the start the charachters are brilliant, Bernard Hill is brilliant as the old timer in jail. Dominic Carter and Neil Fitzmaurice are outstanding as the main characters. This film has a good balance of violence and comedy, the Ice cream van saga is brilliant Oyster shells with extras. Watch out for early appearances from Peter Kay and Bob from emmerdale.
You can't always get what you want..By 1stLowTrojan81 (3 reviews) from Dorsetshire , 01 Dec 2009The film certainly has a distinct British production quality well after all it was Independently made.
The writer develops the main character with the you need bottle and brains if you're going to be a part of the underworld attitude, come rights to passage.
Yes it is gritty and violent at times but also has comedy and compassion towards our human nature.
This is not in the same realm of Guy Ritchie's films as Ritchie tries to sprinkle a bit of Tarantino in the mix but Tarantino blends music and mayhem in a unique way.
Maybe this is what is missing from Going Off Big Time,music, but still it is raw and real reflection towards life of certain individuals.
I caught it the other night on Film 4 but if you can't stay up that late its worth a watch so go ahead and rent it.
going off big timeBy bigbazza1964 (17 reviews) from Newcastle upon Tyne , 12 Oct 20091 of the best english films ever made,this movie is so believable its very strong and probably braver than 'scum' im definatly buying this film it is an absolute must for all british gangsta fans 9 out of 10
Liverpool - Capital of Gun CrimeBy Goldenvision (31 reviews) from liverpool , 13 May 2009Just what we need - another film pandering to the lazy stereotypes about villains & scousers. Don't waste your time - if you are into Gangster films go for something realistic - Gommorra or City of God.
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Good stuffBy a customer from Manchester , 10 Jan 2009Worthwhile low budget British produced film.