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Cardboard Gangsters (2017)

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Cardboard Gangsters follows the story of a group of young lads in Darndale, led by Jay Connolly (John Connors), who sell drugs to make a living. They set out in a bid to gain more money and power and enter the big leagues of the drug trade. Things begin to unravel quickly as not everyone in Darndale is willing to let these Cardboard Gangsters achieve the notoriety they crave without a fight.

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Critic Reviews for Cardboard Gangsters

All Critics (17)

It is sure to appeal to a large audience in Ireland and abroad and I look forward to what all involved will show us next.

March 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It explores themes similar to the director's previous films, King Of The Travellers, Stalker, and Between The Canals, and, like them, persuasively evokes the lives of marginalised people.

March 24, 2018 | Full Review…

The idiom an "eye for an eye" has never rang more true.

March 23, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

August 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Mark O'Connor's film is a formulaic, but confidently handled gangster flick set in the rock-hard Darndale district of north Dublin.

August 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

August 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cardboard Gangsters

Unnervingly realistic. Cardboard Gangsters is a tense look at gritty gang culture in Ireland.

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