Edwin Boyd (Citizen Gangster) Reviews

May 14, 2018
Speedman continues to grow as an actor.
October 2, 2012
"Citizen Gangster" is not exactly riveting. Speedman does the best he can in the title role. He gives his character life even as the sub par script drags us along.
May 11, 2012
Inspired by Boyd's story, rather than literally retelling it, the movie is less a gangster film than an existential allegory of choices and limitations.
May 3, 2012
Morlando has crafted a stylishly shot and evocatively designed period piece. But it's the dashing, quietly charismatic Speedman who proves the main draw, holding our attention even when the movie doesn't.
May 3, 2012
The true moments of tension and danger in this film sing, and some moments, big and small, will haunt the viewer.
April 27, 2012
With no firm hand guiding the proceedings, this potentially interesting slice of Canadian history winds up feeling like just another "Crime Doesn't Pay" PS
April 27, 2012
How could the tale of Toronto's most flamboyant bank robber be turned into such a blah, seen-it-all-before film?
April 27, 2012
Morlando has chosen to approach this material not with witty cynicism, but with quiet, and at times leaden, sincerity.
April 26, 2012
A good-looking but passionless affair that remains stubbornly aloof from its audience.
April 26, 2012
Citizen Gangster hits its marks when it's exploding the character's larger-than-life status, aided in large part by Speedman's career-best turn.
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April 25, 2012
As good as Citizen Gangster is, it would be even better if you could understand the dialogue.
April 24, 2012
Writer-director Nathan Morlando leeches every last bit of color from the frame, until the world around Boyd looks so dreary and drab you can almost understand his desire to liven the place up with a little theatrical mayhem.
April 24, 2012
Morlando shows commendable focus (even Cox dials it down), and his movie's modest aspirations nicely reflect the condition in which Boyd, his damaged charisma spent, finally thrives.
April 22, 2012
[VIDEO] Everything about "Citizen Gangster" seems second-rate.
April 22, 2012
Its commentary on our fascination with law-breakers is virtually nonexistent, except to the extent that the film itself revels in the doomed romanticism of its own protagonist.