Blitz Reviews

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Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire
August 16, 2011
America, where Statham does the majority of his work these days, seems to appreciate his particular talents. On this evidence, he might want to stick to Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 28, 2011
...Lester is no Don Siegel and Statham, though credibly formidable, lacks the conscience that made Harry Callahan human...
Dominic Radcliffe
Little White Lies
May 19, 2011
It's all been seen before and will be seen again, and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
May 19, 2011
While the film recognises pressure and camaraderie, the plot is stretched like an under-sized string vest over a bulging six pack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
May 20, 2011
The denouement strains credibility, relying on a character showing restraint when they've merrily pulled the trigger for the rest of the film.
Scott Weinberg
TwitchFilm
September 6, 2011
As conventional as you can get without needing an epilogue that says "...next week on Blitz."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
May 19, 2011
It's definitely not far from Cliché Central. But if you're looking for Credibility Street, you'll soon get lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
May 20, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
May 19, 2011
Statham gives a good account of himself as the no-nonsense Detective Brant, handy with his fists and ready with a wry one-liner, but an unoriginal plot and a general lack of excitement don't do justice to either him or the high-calibre supporting cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
May 18, 2011
How can we sleep for grief that we don't have more films - even bad ones - starring Rylance?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Guardian
May 23, 2011
It is an unedifying film, slickly directed and photographed, but lacking conviction and much inferior to the police procedurals you can see any night on television.

Total Film
May 16, 2011
Statham's cockney Kojak amuses. But Blitz's hardboiled detective story feels as much of a dinosaur as its lead character and constant shifts of tone make it a tough film to love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 18, 2011
It's Statham meets The Bill, meets Life on Mars, meets Death Wish, all cranked up with in-your-face attitude that makes no apologies ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
May 20, 2011
Not for the sensitive, this is an efficient, well performed thriller that makes a few unconvincing stabs at social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
May 14, 2011
So much fun to watch, I almost feel guilty about not rating it higher.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
May 18, 2011
It's hard to know how seriously anyone besides Statham is taking this - but that only adds to its absurd, cock-eyed charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cath Clarke
Guardian
May 19, 2011
Who knows, we might be looking at the evolution of the guilty-pleasure movie - padded out with top-drawer talent to spare audience blushes.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 19, 2011
This British crime thriller is so unapologetic about recycling cliches that it's actually hilariously good fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
May 20, 2011
It's gritty, down and dirty, and Statham has never been better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter
June 24, 2011
Mark Adams
Screen International
May 27, 2011
Top Critic
Leslie Felperin
Variety
June 8, 2011

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
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