Undoubtedly made in the image of Lock Stock, etc. but whoever made Circus got the formula all wrong. Nobody likes those movies because they like seeing people be double, triple, and quadruple crossed (I really think someone literally quadruple crossed someone in Circus), they like them because of the followable twists and turns that come with people getting into and then out of deep $hit, with a heavy emphasis placed on "followable." I'll admit that I have a general weakness for the genre, though, and liked Circus okay because of it, but I could make a grocery list of problems aside from the crossing that I mentioned. The music was TERRIBLE! Noir sometimes. Discotheque sometimes. It was awful and poorly used. One character in particular had no confirmed resolution. And the main character (John Hannah) comes off as this clever genius with access to a hefty amount of money to pay a blackmail, yet he can't pay off his bookie? I don't know. I'm kicking myself for each of the three stars that I give this, but I really did like it okay, it's just... bush-league.