Twenty Four Seven details
|Starring:||Annette Badland, Frank Harper, Bruce Jones, Danny Nussbaum, Bob Hoskins|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
Twenty Four Seven
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Jun 2003|
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Really GoodBy Daniel Fox from Manchester, UK , 28 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Bob Hoskins aside the cast of ?Twenty Four Seven? consists largely of unknown actors, some of whom have appeared in Shane Meadow?s previous work.
The acting style is at times naturalistic and understated and in this respect the film is reminiscent of the English ?kitchen sink? dramas of a bygone era - an effect added to by the director?s use of black and white cinematography and down-at-heel suburban locations.
The film is packed with Meadow?s sardonic inner city humour. It doesn?t quite play for all out belly laughs in the way that some of his other work has done but it still provides plenty to smile about.
The climatic sequence involving a boxing contest is tragicomic and brilliantly executed.
Without question a very good film.
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You chooseBy MarkSW18 (12 reviews) , 02 May 2013Which would you rather? Be shot in the face by a young, handsome strung-out Robert de Niro, or be invited to waltz by short, portly Bob Hoskins? Ten years ago the edgy, alienated De Niro would have been my choice, but now, Bob may have the upper hand. In an extended sequence we see him in the mirror practicing his steps with an imaginary partner, occasionally approaching the mirror to try out various invitations. It triggers inevitable memories (though hardly comparisons) with De Niros famous You talking to me? improvisation in Taxi Driver. Its the funniest and most touching Hoskins scene I have seen, particularly since he is taking his aunt for nothing more exciting than a tea dance with local pensioners. Twenty four seven feels like a few drafts short of a script playing clichés rather too straight. So Bob sets up a boxing club, recruits the local wayward youths (with, it turns out, hearts of gold) and gives them a sense of meaning and self respect. Nicely played though rather implausible: arent teenagers are more stroppy than this? Bob Hoskins though is given space and room to breathe and is a pleasure to watch. I couldnt quite follow his character development and didnt really understand where the crisis came from. Nice soundtrack, some fun directorial flourishes, and black and white (why?) All in all, perhaps less than the sum of its parts, but definitely entertaining and watchable.
Well, we all know whats coming......By Steve Hatton from Cornwall, England , 20 Mar 2012.... or do we? A reasonably powerful film with the onus on a political and regional comment. Reasonably well acted by all, and whilst the story line is fairly pedestrian, and seemingly obvious, there are a few twists along the way. Definitely worth a watch.
Twenty Four SevenBy Deeleeds (65 reviews) from Leeds , 23 Oct 2011Twenty Four Seven was a great film Bob hoskins was fantastic in this film. well worth watching rent it now.
Fantastic Film!By andylennon20012000 (14 reviews) from Runcorn , 07 Mar 2011I don't usually write reviews, but I felt that I had to for this film. I live on a housing 'development' and therefore could relate to this film alot. It hits you right at home, Such a good film, brilliant acting from all cast and a very good, moving story. Showing how family life affects different people in different ways. I would recommend this film to anyone!
Best of Meadows's films?By a customer from Britain , 16 Aug 2010I've been working my way through SM's films avidly, though when this arrived it sat on the side for a while because I felt put off by the idea of it being 'about boxing'. But it's excellent - it's not bleak! it's very uplifting, about how it's possible to give people hope, and how people can pull together. Well yeah things might go a bit awry. But it's all very humourous. I think I like it the best of all. Mr Meadows is a national treasure.
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