Cardboard Gangsters (2017)
Critic Reviews for Cardboard Gangsters
Mark O'Connor's film isn't subtle, but it's made with swagger and its antihero fits the bill as a certain kind of crime-drama archetype: overambitious, stupid and doomed, he nonetheless has a crude poignancy.
Mark O'Connor's film is a formulaic, but confidently handled gangster flick set in the rock-hard Darndale district of north Dublin.
It manages the trick of respecting the aspirations of those left behind by the Celtic Tiger economy while handing out a few tough lessons on the cost of responsibility.
Connors' compelling performance creates a degree of sympathy for Jason however the film seems a little too fond of his brutality and casual misogyny.
O'Connor puts the pedal to the metal with this picture and drives it like he stole it, as they say - with some exhilarating results.
Audience Reviews for Cardboard Gangsters
Unnervingly realistic. Cardboard Gangsters is a tense look at gritty gang culture in Ireland.
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