St George's Day Reviews
February 22, 2013
Directed by Frank Harper, well known for some tough guy roles in a few violent British crime flicks so you can bet your bottom dollar what this is about. I will refrain from using cockney slang in this review if I can.
So its a British crime/mob flick (did you see that coming?) about a couple of cousins who screw up a drug shipment for the sadistic Russian mafia. Sounds like it could be an awesome, nasty, beat em' up type thriller right, well I don't wanna disappoint you but....
The problem is this type of film is sooooo damn predictable and over done, we all know there is gonna be double cross and twists, the only question is who. But at the end of the day its obviously usually down to a couple characters, its not exactly hard to guess. The other problem is the film is rather dull actually, I half expected a really good bust up as with other British gritty crime flicks, but this is sorely lacking that punch.
The characters are the usual stereotypical cockney loudmouths, nutters, hard men and smooth talkers, the whole obligatory range of underworld fellas, oh and there are pikeys in there again too. The only difference here is the fact the main characters are much more slick and well off, rather than being grimy pub dwelling football thugs...although there is that element just in case you miss it.
I wouldn't say the acting is terrible, its good enough for the job in hand, plus Charles Dance and Vincent Regan add some class. The rest are almost the same flippin cast from previous cockney crime flicks! I dunno why they just don't use the cast of 'EastEnders' and be done with it. The main trouble is nothing really happens, there is nothing to really boast about here, no action, not much fighting, no sex, just the odd murder, not even much girly action! blimey guv!!.
I like the films title and I think this had some promise but end of the day its no different from all the other British crime thrillers, accept this has no action. Generic, cliched and really a bit pony, this type of film has had its day, but I'm always up for a good bit of footie hooligan action...in the silver screen sense I mean.
September 10, 2014
utter garbage. dreary start, cliches and wooden acting, topped off by Nick Moran wearing a cravat and spouting a cut-glass English accent. awful.
October 6, 2013
British B Movie Best! grrr, get in there...
June 29, 2013
Set up is okay but fizzles out towards the end. As if they either run out of money or didn't know how best to end the film.
February 19, 2013
every single british crime actor in one movie, sounds terrible... it is.
December 27, 2012
Fackin' 'ell Guv, it's yet another Cockney Gangsta movie!!
I'm sure there's a factory 'saaf of the river' churning out these movies, this one involves said Cockney gangsta's, the Russian Mafia, Football hooligans and the bizarre casting of Page 3 girl Keeley Hazel!!
The movie is choc full of the usual faces for a movie of this ilk, Craig Fairbrass, Dexter Fletcher, Frank Harper, Nick Moran, Janie Foreman etc...
Thankfully it's not as bad as I feared, the cockney slang is kept to a minimum, Charles Dance is excellent as the gangs 'advisor' but the same can't be said for Keeley Hazel's 'performance' as the Peckham Princess, which is one of the unintentional comedy performances of the year!
Stupid silly nonsense, but not the car crash of a flick I feared.
December 29, 2012
Started really well then slowly slid downhill like a wet down a ..... Only one word for it "BOLLOCKS" Rent only
December 28, 2012
yer basic London underworld plot, over complicated by too much narrative content that detracted from the main story, done I guess in an attempt to pad it out, criminals, football thugs, bit of "east end" patter.... "luvvly jubbly"
Same old, same old
|Marc Ringland R||
December 22, 2012
I was not quite sure what to expect from this movie but I enjoy most films if they centre around Britain for a change. However, this film disappointed me. I watched this film with my bird and we both found the plot a little difficult to understand. We know it's a gangster film but that's about as far as it goes. I can't really add more than this. As for the ending of the movie I was left confused as to what the hell had just happened and why the film was ending. I feel giving this film a 3 star in the first place is a bit generous.
October 4, 2012
A good film with Mystery and Suspense! The film contains a lot of violence and bad language throughout!
September 9, 2012
Above average British film, nicely made, language a bit severe, (too many uses of the "C" word, for my liking, hence, I guess, the certificate). Good value for money film.