The Rise (Wasteland) (2013)



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In the vein of Brit-crime crowd-pleasers like LOCK, STOCK & TWO SMOKING BARRELS, WASTELAND is the sexy, high-energy story of Harvey Miller (Treadaway), a young man recently released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, who has revenge on his mind. He recruits his three best mates to help him rob the local drug kingpin whose betrayal put him away in the first place. As the kingpin catches wind of the con, Harvey's plan threatens to fall apart, in a series of surprising twists that will keep … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Rowan Athale
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On DVD: Sep 1, 2014
Oscilloscope Pictures - Official Site


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This British heist picture is familiar but energetic genre filmmaking, more interesting in its particulars than in its overall conception.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
Chicago Reader
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A British heist movie that's well deserving of an American audience.

Full Review… | July 29, 2013
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The shallow, derivative and contrived British heist thriller "Wasteland" lives down to its unfortunate name.

Full Review… | July 26, 2013
New York Post
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To borrow from a term for the gritty, working-class British dramas that this film also nods to, it's a kitchen-sink caper.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
New York Times
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It creates two admirably entertaining storytelling strands - one a friendship saga, the other a robbery caper - yet can't merge the two successfully.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Athale has a flair for guy-pal banter; here, the talk is funny and profane, silly and profound, often in the same breath.

Full Review… | July 23, 2013
Village Voice
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