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The Veteran Reviews

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
May 9, 2011
The storytelling lacks some polish but the picture builds to a powerful, high body-count climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Glasby
Total Film
May 4, 2011
A state-of-the-nation conspiracy thriller split three ways, The Veteran overstretches itself by fighting on too many fronts at once.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sophie Ivan
Film4
May 3, 2011
A thriller which strains for contemporary relevance but lacks the spark to incite or entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2011
Boasts some enjoyably brutal close-quarter fight sequences, not to mention a ludicrously over-the-top finale in which Toby Kebbel goes all Rambo on gangs of tower block-dwelling neds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Guardian
May 1, 2011
[An] efficient, familiar urban thriller...
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
April 29, 2011
Never pulls all the elements into a convincing whole, despite solid performances from the eternally watchable Cox and rising star Kebbell.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
April 29, 2011
Kebbell gives an intense, upfor-it turn, but it's a shame he wasn't given more to work with - and his character remains inscrutable throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian
April 28, 2011
It's a thinly populated drama, full of sketchy, unconvincing characters...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
April 28, 2011
A guns-blazing showdown at the end jolts you back to attention, but the fumbled ironies of the plot leave a dour and portentous aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 28, 2011
Kebbell in an unfamiliar, deadpan stance, but with that distant glint of madness in the eye that we were first exposed to in RocknRolla.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Lowry
Little White Lies
April 28, 2011
Clichéd, incoherent and queasily Daily Mail-pleasing, its conspiracy theorising third act is a disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
April 28, 2011
Tries too hard to be an offshoot of the Bourne series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
April 28, 2011
Hope's strongest suit is Kebbell, who first impressed in Dead Man's Shoes opposide Paddy Considine and imbues Miller with a jittery menace reined in by a brooding sense of justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 28, 2011
Gritty and effective, this is an impressively directed British thriller that cleverly mixes several different elements and ultimately succeeds thanks to a mesmerising central performance from rising star Toby Kebbell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
April 27, 2011
Channels the world-weary '70s paranoia of 'Taxi Driver' and 'The Conversation' through the imposingly clinical formal approach of process-fixated auteurs like Robert Bresson or Michael Haneke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Hughes
Empire Magazine
April 26, 2011
A powerful, punchy slice urban thriller that shows off Kebbell at his most compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
April 24, 2011
Toby Kebbell's war hero Robert Miller is a troubled soul. He's a handsome fella with a bit of swagger but he looks in the mirror with pure hatred and ties his tie like he's garotting himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
April 29, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
April 29, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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