We would say something about "first-round knockout", but then it's not really a boxing picture. So, we won't.
| Original Score: 1/5
Strong British independent cinema deserves an audience, but The Man Inside never lands a punch.
| Original Score: 2/5
It's so mired in overwrought melodrama that, while it packs a few punches, it fails to deliver the knockout.
It is capably assembled but so incessantly, furiously gloomy as to be almost unwatchable.
A combination of flat scripting and dull camerawork leave 'The Man Inside' languishing in TV-movie hell.
Peter Mullan adds gruff authority and class but there is not much else to commend this effort from writer/director/producer Dan Turner.
Director Dan Turner demonstrates the occasional piece of visual flair, but his storytelling abilities totally shot.
Engaging, well made urban drama with striking camerawork, strong performances and a powerful central theme, though the dialogue wobbles occasionally and there are a couple of embarrassingly bad lines.
| Original Score: 3/5
This is intelligent and ambitious work.
The Man Inside is well made but pushes us towards a kind of hyper-realism that pays decreasing dividends.