The Krays details
|Starring:||Susan Fleetwood, Charlotte Cornwell, Martin Kemp, Tom Bell, Alfred Lynch, Gary Kemp, Jimmy Jewell, Steven Berkoff|
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Feb 2009|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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brillBy a customer from england , 06 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]brilliant film loved it great to watch one for your list
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Pleasantly suprised!By misspink89 (9 reviews) from Warrington, England , 17 May 2011I really enjoyed this film, I was really suprised as I only wanted to watch it as we were discussing it in uni, but was shocked at how good it was!! Worth a watch
...check it out but don't expect it to be amazing!.By Jaredr (4 reviews) from SouthWales , 02 Apr 2011I'd read about the Krays in Lenny McLean's The Guv'Nor and thought i Had to check it out. My advice is if you are interested in the Krays (or especially if you read the guv'nor and want to know more about them) then it's worth checking out. Pretty low budget film, but not badly pulled off if you ask me. I thought it was good so check it out but don't expect it to be amazing!.
gripping under worldBy Cazoor (2 reviews) from London , 21 Jan 2011Gripping under world well shot well acted story well told . They do not make gangster films as good as this film now
Timeless Classic!!By LeySar (8 reviews) from Pontypridd , 17 Jan 2011Always loved this film and watched it no end of times when i was younger!! i rented it out for my partner to watch as she had never seen it, and she loved it!!! what a film, like i said a timeless classic, well worth a blast from the past!!
Thank youBy studleydave (165 reviews) from Norwich , 13 Jan 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideWhitelaw and the Kemp brothers effortlessly sell the closeknit world that was delicately constructed by the Krays.
Whilst the screenplay poses as a Biopic of the brother's careful rise to power, it seems to focus more on the relationships that supported them throughout their lives.
Interestingly, the screenplay doesn't focus too much on the acts committed, but instead attempts to give a snapshot of their evil deeds as it navigates the relationships - between Mother and Sons, homosexual liaisons and married life.
It would have been a truth best told in two or three parts of the same length as this one film, allowing more intricate exploration of their relationships, mindset and deplorable acts.
However, the exemplary performances of Whitelaw and the Kemps give this a well-deserved place amongst some of the better Biopics out there.