Complicity (Retribution) Reviews

  • Feb 26, 2015

    Not as good as the bkkm

    Not as good as the bkkm

  • Aug 09, 2011

    Brave yet flawed adaption of Iain Banks' dark novel. The characters appear flat as they wade through some bland dialogue. Jonny Lee Miller goes through the remarkable events as if he were buying socks. The shocks and surprises fail to shock or surprise. A more full on darker thrust would have prevented this from resembling a poor episode of Taggart. Well done for having a go and well done for keeping it in Scotland rather than moving it to another locale.

    Brave yet flawed adaption of Iain Banks' dark novel. The characters appear flat as they wade through some bland dialogue. Jonny Lee Miller goes through the remarkable events as if he were buying socks. The shocks and surprises fail to shock or surprise. A more full on darker thrust would have prevented this from resembling a poor episode of Taggart. Well done for having a go and well done for keeping it in Scotland rather than moving it to another locale.

  • Oct 02, 2009

    This is a prime example of how to get a book adaptation completely wrong, in attempts at cutting it down to size they combine events and mix up timings of conversations that really distort the story and the characters so that it makes no sense and importantly reveals the twist long before the book does. It completely changes the characters and in a scene in the police station falls back on a movie cliche directly contradicted in the book (good cop-bad cop)

    This is a prime example of how to get a book adaptation completely wrong, in attempts at cutting it down to size they combine events and mix up timings of conversations that really distort the story and the characters so that it makes no sense and importantly reveals the twist long before the book does. It completely changes the characters and in a scene in the police station falls back on a movie cliche directly contradicted in the book (good cop-bad cop)

  • May 18, 2009

    Jonny Lee Miller's acting isn't brilliant from the off, but he's quite convincing by the end. Good shots of Inchmickery at the climax too.

    Jonny Lee Miller's acting isn't brilliant from the off, but he's quite convincing by the end. Good shots of Inchmickery at the climax too.

  • Lady D Super Reviewer
    Mar 08, 2009

    If watching paint dry is an option, maybe I would advise you to take it. The actual storyline is not too bad and could have been portrayed much better, but this film is dull and hard to understand through lapses of boredom. Even Brian Cox? entrance did nothing to make this film more appealing.

    If watching paint dry is an option, maybe I would advise you to take it. The actual storyline is not too bad and could have been portrayed much better, but this film is dull and hard to understand through lapses of boredom. Even Brian Cox? entrance did nothing to make this film more appealing.

  • Aug 21, 2008

    Boooring. Which is weird, considering the source material.

    Boooring. Which is weird, considering the source material.

  • Jul 21, 2008

    Nice to see this straighforward Scottish thriller, with the scarily sexy Keeley Hawes. Jonny Lee Miller is just too, too young looking... somehow I think the characters ought to be in their mid 30s. Plot is more central here than in the book, so it is a fairly rapid paced film and perhaps a little confusing, but hard to tell for someone who has read the book first.

    Nice to see this straighforward Scottish thriller, with the scarily sexy Keeley Hawes. Jonny Lee Miller is just too, too young looking... somehow I think the characters ought to be in their mid 30s. Plot is more central here than in the book, so it is a fairly rapid paced film and perhaps a little confusing, but hard to tell for someone who has read the book first.