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Best Laid Plans (2012)

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Two men, a unique friendship, a violent world. Danny is a scruffy small-time chancer, small in stature, but with a sharp eye for a scam. Joseph is a giant of a man, but with the mental age of a seven-year-old and gentle as a lamb despite his extraordinary strength. Living together in their inner-city flat, this odd-couple are opposites who can't live without each other: they pull petty thefts, go fishing and drink beer. They've been friends for years - but their relationship is about to be pushed to the limit.Danny owes 10 grand in cocaine to local crime kingpin Curtis, who wants the money or the gear. Danny doesn't have either so to pay off his drug-debt, Danny is left with just one option: to drag Joseph into the terrifying underworld of bare-knuckle boxing. In this harsh, emotional drama of bleeding hearts and faces, will Danny and Joseph survive?

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

This might be uneven, but it's well filmed, with a clutch of affecting scenes - a more thoughtful affair than your average Brit fight flick.

February 2, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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A cut above recent British low-life crime pictures...

February 5, 2012 | Full Review…
Observer (UK)

Realist in tone, the film lacks much imagination and trundles along too predictably for comfort.

February 3, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
London Evening Standard

Too stupid to be abominable, but only just.

February 3, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Little White Lies

It isn't the smoothest transition but strong performances from Stephen Graham and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje keep the idea afloat.

February 2, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Daily Express (UK)

A waste of a decent cast.

February 2, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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