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 (18) | Top Critics (1)

...any sympathy for our "hero" is severely taxed.

Oct 3, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 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.

Mar 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Mar 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 4, 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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