Edwin Boyd (Citizen Gangster) (2012)



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The first feature from writer/director Nathan Morlando, Citizen Gangster is based on the true story of Edwin Boyd (Scott Speedman), the man who became postwar Toronto's most famous criminal. Edwin Boyd has returned from WWII and is dismayed by public indifference towards veterans and humiliated by his inability to fulfill his dream of being a Hollywood star or provide for his children and wife Doreen (Kelly Reilly). Seeing only disappointment in the face of his policeman father (Brian Cox), … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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On DVD: Apr 22, 2012
Box Office: $625
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Scott Speedman

as Edwin "Eddie" Boyd
Kevin Durand

as Lenny Jackson
Kelly Reilly

as Doreen Boyd
Brian Cox

as Glover Boyd
Joseph Cross

as Val Kozak
William Mapother

as Detective Rhys
Brendan Fletcher

as Willy "The Clown" Ja...
Charlotte Sullivan

as Mary Mitchell
Melanie Scrofano

as Ann Roberts
Joris Jarsky

as War Vet
Christian Martyn

as Billy Boyd
Cynthia Galant

as Carolyn Boyd
Tara Nicodemo

as Bank Teller (Robbery...
Marty Adams

as Bank Manager (Robber...
Sandra Forsell

as Bank Teller (Robbery...
Robert Bockstael

as Bank Manager (Robber...
Marianne McIsaac

as Lorne Greene Recepti...
Steven McCarthy

as Don Jail Reporter
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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

Inspired by Boyd's story, rather than literally retelling it, the movie is less a gangster film than an existential allegory of choices and limitations.

Full Review… | April 22, 2012
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Morlando has crafted a stylishly shot and evocatively designed period piece. But it's the dashing, quietly charismatic Speedman who proves the main draw, holding our attention even when the movie doesn't.

Full Review… | April 22, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Morlando has chosen to approach this material not with witty cynicism, but with quiet, and at times leaden, sincerity.

Full Review… | April 22, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

A good-looking but passionless affair that remains stubbornly aloof from its audience.

Full Review… | April 22, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Citizen Gangster hits its marks when it's exploding the character's larger-than-life status, aided in large part by Speedman's career-best turn.

Full Review… | April 22, 2012
AV Club
Top Critic

As good as Citizen Gangster is, it would be even better if you could understand the dialogue.

Full Review… | April 22, 2012
New York Observer
Top Critic

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