Essex Boys (2000)

Essex Boys


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Terry Winsor directs this two-fisted tale of drug, guns, and murder based on a real-life gangland killing that left three dead in the snowy Essex backcountry. The film opens with cabby neophyte Billy (Charlie Creed-Miles) getting hired by suave drug baron John Dyke (Tom Wilkinson) to shuttle around recent ex-con Jason Locke (Sean Bean). Locke is a disaster waiting to happen; half-psychotic with a volcanic temper, he kills and disfigures without a second thought. Yet he takes a shine to his young … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Jeff Pope, Terry Winsor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 4, 2001


as Jason Locke

as Lisa Locke

as Billy Reynolds

as John Dyke

as Peter Chase

as Suzy Welch

as Henry Robbs
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Critic Reviews for Essex Boys

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 6, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

...the sort of unoriginal gangster movie that seems to be far more prevalent now due to the success of fellow Brit directors like Guy Ritchie.

Full Review… | August 1, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

August 12, 2005

Full Review… | June 18, 2001

Full Review… | May 11, 2001
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Essex Boys

Just bumped onto it, and couldn't simply miss it after knowing it's based on real events. Just can't help it. But it turned out to be an alright TP. While the story was okay, it's the acting that crushes the film. All the actors seemed to be on their worst. Sean Bean is an utter disaster. Charlie Creed-Miles excelled him by & large, but as the movie approached towards its culmination, even he's out in the competition of sucking. Fair fare.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

Below average British gangster film and that's me being kind! Charlie Creed-miles is good, Sean Bean is crap and Alex Kingston's tits are average. Why get a guy from Sheffield to play an Essex boy? Shame there wasn't more room in that Land Rover for the rest of the cast!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

This fictional story based on the sequence of a true event, shows a glimpse in the British criminal underworld.

With a psychotic performance from Sean Bean and a sinester role for Tom Wilkinson, Essex Boys is a great film of it's genre with a nice twist.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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