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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.


Critic Reviews for Cardboard Gangsters

All Critics (14)

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…

Connors' compelling performance creates a degree of sympathy for Jason however the film seems a little too fond of his brutality and casual misogyny.

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

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.

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

O'Connor captures a potent disaffection of youth, and the ease with which this can slip into lawlessness.

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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