Clubbed (2008)




Critic Consensus: Below-average British geezer-crime flick with poor performances, direction and writing throughout.

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Danny - a lonely factory worker, intimidated by life - is battered and humiliated in front of his kids in a random act of violence. His already bleak existence sinks further into the abyss. On the verge of total breakdown he decides to fight back. He meets a group of night-club doormen who take him in and give him the confidence to stand his ground. As he is drawn deeper into their world he becomes embroiled with the local gang boss, setting in motion a train of events with shockingly brutal consequences.
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Mel Raido
as Danny
Scot Williams
as Sparky
Maxine Peake
as Angela
Ronnie Fox
as Billy Hennessy
Ellen Thomas
as Mrs. Smith
Ian Ralph
as Barney 'Fatman'
Daniel Green
as Five One
James J. McLaren
as Gym member
Jack Pierce
as Gobby
Ian Virgo
as Leonard
Michele Marsh
as Skank's girlfriend
Hayley Evetts
as Reaper's girlfriend
Bronson Webb
as Scroat
Elizabeth Lowe
as Older Kay
Naomi Millbank-Smith
as Older Illisa
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Critic Reviews for Clubbed

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

It's a comically inept and unfocused piece of filmmaking, with 'This Is England'-lite period detail attained by what looks like a bring-your-own-costume policy.

Full Review… | January 15, 2009
Time Out
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Overcomes its low budget suspenseful story, sympathetic leads and cracking '80s soundtrack.

Full Review… | January 15, 2009
Empire Magazine

It's surprisingly good: well written, nicely acted and beautifully scored.

Full Review… | January 15, 2009

It's a dreadful piece of writing, compounded by an array of shockingly poor performances.

Full Review… | January 15, 2009
Times (UK)

A piece of violent geezer-porn.

Full Review… | January 15, 2009

Director Neil Thompson's literally hardhitting tale of a turning worm who transforms himself from meek factory drone to strutting nightclub doorman doesn't cast a light on anything.

Full Review… | January 15, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Clubbed

It was actually a pretty short semi-entertaining flick. I still can't get over how much the lead role looks like a cousin to Daniel Day Lewis. Was hoping for a little more violence but ohhhh well!

Braden Jeffs
Braden Jeffs

Stylish gangsterish Brit film written by Geoff Thompson (based on his autobiography "WATCH MY BACK" ) about a single father who becomes a boxer and a bouncer to rebuild his self-esteem and protect his kids after he's picked on by local gang bullies. Nice supporting turns from Colin Salmon and Shaun Parkes as his fellow bouncers, plus a nostaligic 80's soundtrack, this is more lively than I expected, with as much violence as I expected.

Lesley N
Lesley N

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