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Tony (2009)

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Boldly crafted into a creepy yet darkly funny, this urban nightmare will lurk in your memory as will Tony. A loner, and his main source of company is classic '80s action movies he owns on VHS but that doesn't stop him trying to make real friends -- with, for instance, the drug dealers who hang out near his home in Dalston, and the ladies who advertise their services in Soho call boxes. But, when a local child goes missing, his odd lifestyle begins to attract attention. Will his secrets be exposed?more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
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On DVD: Apr 6, 2010
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Tony

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (1)

Not a reassuring vision, for sure, and no tourist plug for Dalston, Hackney or Haggerston, but the film's a fair calling card for Johnson's talent.

Full Review… | February 5, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Dalston's answer to American Psycho, and it's almost every bit as good.

Full Review… | April 15, 2010
Fan The Fire

An impressively restrained and quietly disturbing little psycho-thriller.

Full Review… | April 6, 2010

Not cheery, but gripping, against-the-odds funny and uncomfortably unique. Johnson and Ferdinando are certainly now names to watch.

Full Review… | February 5, 2010
Empire Magazine

The problem is that there's no character development, no revelations and no epiphany. The film is merely nauseating.

Full Review… | February 5, 2010
Times (UK)

Gerard Johnson's debut is undeniably exploitative and rather pointless, but enough red herrings get chucked into the mix to keep you interested.

Full Review… | February 5, 2010

Audience Reviews for Tony

½

Tony is a look at a serial killer and their everyday life. Tony is awkward, very awkward, and this leads to him being ignored or mistreated by the majority of people. Tony manages to gather sympathy throughout the film as he just so happens to encounter a lot of scummy, horrible people. These people generate no sympathy for themselves, but not in a bad way. The film seems to suggest that we should all just be decent human beings. There's no harm in saying "hello" or having rational discussions. It's the hate and negativity aimed at Tony that fuels his actions. Peter Ferdinando gives a brilliant performance and carries Tony, realistically, through a wide range of scenarios, from unprovoked arguments, to awkward job interviews. A little, but well executed film.

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Luke Baldock

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½

In many ways, Tony feels like a modern British version of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer; however, it features a more prominent black humor streak than Henry. Funny, twisted, and well-crafted, Tony represents that rare blend of artistry and horror that many aficionados of the genre crave and so seldom find.

86%

And I thought it was the Americans who watch to much TV. Tense, but not made up of the stuff that is HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER. The director dedicated this serial killer film to his mum, which I thought was kind of strange...

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Tony: I am not a criminal. I'm a soldier, and I deserve to die like a soldier.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)

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