Cass (2008)




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Loosely based on a true story, director Jon S. Baird's Cass traces the evolution of one individual from an infant with slim prospects to one of the most respected and feared individuals in the United Kingdom. Nonso Alonzie stars as the title character, who begins life as a Jamaican baby bereft of his parents, but promptly witnesses his fate and future turn an unexpected corner with his adoption by an elderly Caucasian couple. Pummeled mercilessly and bullied with racist taunts as a boy, Cass … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Jon S. Baird
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Critic Reviews for Cass

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

Though the narrative is saggy and you feel there's nowhere left to go after the first hour, a much-needed dash of class from Jon S Baird's direction helps lift 'Cass' above its oft-reactionary genre brethren.

Full Review… | July 31, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

The film's repetitive structure never quite resolves into something we can properly engage with, especially when a somewhat heavy-handed message rears its head.

Full Review… | August 1, 2008
Shadows on the Wall

This is an engaging, well made and sharply written British drama that is definitely worth seeing. Great soundtrack too.

Full Review… | August 1, 2008

There isn't, in fact, a single off-key performance in what is otherwise an ordinary film.

Full Review… | August 1, 2008
This is London

When Anozie isn't delivering a tired voiceover about honour on the terraces, we're treated to rubbish fights, feeble dialogue and mockney accents. Dreadful.

Full Review… | August 1, 2008
Daily Mirror [UK]

Crunchier than an ICF coshing and about as subtle.

Full Review… | August 1, 2008
Total Film

Audience Reviews for Cass


It may not be directed by Nick Love, but apart from the racial element, this could have easily have been one of Love's films. Whilst it's based on a true story, we have seen it all before, the racial qualities bring out the unique story for Cass being brought up by white parents, but all in all it's another story of football violence.

Lady D'arbanville

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