Chiko Reviews

August 24, 2009
This is frankly pretty cliched stuff.
August 24, 2009
It's hard to take your eyes off Moschitto's bulldog-like antihero - with his dangerous lips and furtive power plays, he makes Vincent Cassel in Mesrine look like Dale Winton's camper twin.
August 24, 2009
Despite the fresh setting and fine performances, Yildirim's screenplay is just too familiar to really admire. Instead of violent and ruthless Italians, we get violent and ruthless Turks.
August 24, 2009
Something more than just a thriller - a film as accurate and hard-nosed as it needs to be.
August 21, 2009
Impressive directorial skills, if a trite plotline, are on offer in Turkish-German writer-director zgr Yildirim's occasionally violent debut feature.
August 21, 2009
August 21, 2009
Starts in an impressive, genre-subverting manner but then reverts to type a little towards the end.
August 21, 2009
The handsomely grungy photography, the moments of grislier-than-usual violence and the producing participation of film-maker Fatih Akin fail to rescue this moody thug epic from being a cross-Channel cousin to the UK's mod gangster genre.
August 21, 2009
Too much of its urban grit seems in thrall to American precedents.