I can't believe this film is 20 years old!
It was a much awaited British film at the time of it's release and the first of many to spark the gangster/celebrity true crime genre.
The film itself, is not a greatly made film, the Kemp brothers weren't necessarily the best choice for the roles, there are major discrepancies between the film and later books that were released and of course many unproven things at that time, that couldn't make it into the film itself. Perhaps at some point there will be a much more accurate telling of the story, but I'm sure that will take a long while until it can be made, rumours spread for many years that Ray Winstone would be offered the chance to play both Ron and Reg, but that doesn't seem to have materialised.
What I did like about this film was how they showed the war days, the poverty, the East End spirit and the background where the boys grew up. Billie Whitelaw was also a credit to this cast and gave an enjoyable performance.
I haven't watched the film for years, but there must be something I really liked about it, as I still seem to know every quoteable line from it.
If you are a fan of true crime stories, then it's certainly worth a watch.