Comes A Bright Day (2012)
Average Rating: 4.9/10
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A bungled London jewel heist erupts into violence as police close in, and a psychotic criminal mastermind grows desperate to find an elusive gem in this claustrophobic thriller starring Kevin McKidd and Timothy Spall. Meanwhile, as tensions escalate both inside and outside of the jewelry store, a romance blossoms between a working class London boy and a pretty salesgirl (Imogen Poots), and the psychotic ringleader (Kevin McKidd) of the criminal gang finds his patience with the store manager
Nov 13, 2012
Strand Releasing - Official Site
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Aboud has a strong visual sense - the framing is precise, the colours rich - but with a threadbare, episodic plot, thin characters and uninspired dialogue, this soon outstays its welcome.
Ultimately, Comes a Bright Day offers insufficient excitement and - like its incompetent robbers - once it battens down those hatches the film has nowhere to go.
Roberts turns in an interesting performance, but the film is treacly and contrived.
Props to director Simon Aboud for trying something a little different, even if things didn't quite come together.
A charming and thrilling coming-of-age story packed with impressive performances and a charismatic dialogue.
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