|Starring:||Fraser James, Jonathan Pryce, Sean Bean, Marianne Faithfull, Sadie Frost, Jude Law, Sean Pertwee|
|Director:||Paul W.S. Anderson|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Run time:||1 hour 49 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Jul 2004|
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Post - Eighties Pop PromoBy travelerboy (13 reviews) from Bridgend , 27 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A pop-video of a film with great big shoulder-pads of style over the merest crumb of content.
I had forgotten that Brit-Eighties movies were like this. A blast from the past and enjoyable for the nostalgia vibe alone; just don't start questioning the assumptions that the film makes.
Good to see the early work of some of the UK's best film talent; Jude Law, Sean Bean, Sean Pertwee; the latter two particularly under-used.
Sadie Frost's Northern Irish accent is abysmal.
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Absolute RubbishBy thecheese (48 reviews) from Manchester , 27 Dec 2011Absolute rubbish.
A waste of Law's talents and it appeared as if Pertwee was on a day off from his usual football hooligan role. I can see antics like this every day on the streets of Manchester so why on earth would I want to see it on DVD. Waste of a disc
Not our type of film but may suit someoneBy RJN (125 reviews) from KIDDERMINSTER , 13 Dec 2010I hire films now before purchasing, as even the most hyped can be disappointing, thus the reason for hiring this film. Not bad but I suppose the criteria creates bad language,the story was alright, but I was a little disapointed the story would have been better without the gang warware involvement with a more down to earth background. One I will not buy. Purpose achieved
Get your money backBy a customer from London , 24 Jan 2009No refund likely for Anderson's flashy but trashy debut. For a film that's supposed to get off on the visceral thrill of joyriding and ramraiding, it's quite remarkable how dull it all is. Law sleepwalks through his film debut and Frost's flailing Northern Irish accent is a huge distraction the film doesn't need.
ShoppingBy a customer from reading , 10 Nov 2006Just Alright if nothing else on
How did anyone survive?By Stevieb47 (89 reviews) from Sheffield , 25 Sep 2006Dear oh Dear - I'm sure this was all very daring back in the early 90's but has not aged at well.
Jude Law (looking like he made it while still at school) plays Billy, a hero on the run-down estate where he lives by being an expert at joy-riding and ram-raiding.He is in this asexual relationship with Jo(Sadie Frost sporting a Belfast accent that could strip paint at 100 yards) and has a rival in thievery in Sean Pertwee who passes on the goods to local kingpin Sean Bean(sporting a ludicrous mullet).
All the time they are pursued by local copper Jonathon Price..and that's about it....
If I recall the Daily Mail tried to get it banned as a bad example to todays youth....as opposed to a bad example of film-making.
Its also obviously made by types who live in middle class suburbia and imagine what sink estates are like....all working class bravado and buring cars...the set designers have spent too many late nights watching endless re-runs of The Warriors as well.
Law is just terrible and Frost isn't much better - only Pertwee chews the secenry with any gusto......its a miracle anyones career survived this one.
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