St George's Day (2012)
Average Rating: 3.3/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 8
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A crime thriller follows the story of infamous gangster cousins Micky Mannock and Ray Collishaw. Having long since graduated from the terraces they now run the top firm in London. But when they lose a drug shipment belonging to the Russian Mafia, a turf war threatens to tear their empire apart.
The film looks good, thanks to cinematographer Mike Southon's stylish camerawork, but the script is well dodgy.
The locations - London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Los Angeles - are well deployed, the violence relentless, and the film is beautifully lit by veteran TV and film cameraman Mike Southon.
Totally over-narrated to the point of sheer boredom and the predictable shoot-out is so unconvincing it could have seen the film renamed Reservoir Dregs.
Not even the formidable presence of Charles Dance can salvage a script this woeful.
The script becomes clumsier and cornier as it goes on, and Harper's direction, while competent, lacks the skill to disguise his many attempts to wrongfoot the viewer.
Gang's-all-here drama about dodgy London business interests - basically rubbish, often chucklesome.
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