Essex Boys

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Billy (Charlie Creed-Miles) has just scored an entry-level position with the local crime cartel. His first job is to mind Jason (Sean Bean), a newly released thug with a vicious temper. Jason thinks it's his job to teach Billy about crime, drugs and women. Little does he know that Billy has his eyes on Jason's own wife, Lisa (Alex Kingston). When an ecstasy deal goes bad, Jason vows revenge on the boss (Tom Wilkinson), while Billy looks to take out Jason. Before long, bodies start turning up.

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Critic Reviews for Essex Boys

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (5)

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  • Apr 13, 2012
    Just bumped onto it, and couldn't simply miss it after knowing it's based on real events. Just can't help it. But it turned out to be an alright TP. While the story was okay, it's the acting that crushes the film. All the actors seemed to be on their worst. Sean Bean is an utter disaster. Charlie Creed-Miles excelled him by & large, but as the movie approached towards its culmination, even he's out in the competition of sucking. Fair fare.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Feb 11, 2010
    This film is a British gangster thriller that carries an added edge of realism with the police?s discovery of a Range Rover in an Essex wood containing three dead bodies riddled with gunshot wounds. Sean Bean plays the gangster and is convincing as the psychopathic Jason Locke combining ruthless violence with a preening narcissistic streak and Charlie Creed-Miles is the trainee chauffeur, Billy who works for the just-released con and his greedy backstabbing buddies. He is the innocent pawn that is unwittingly pulled into a situation above his head. Alex Kingston brilliantly portrays Jason?s vengeful wife, Lisa and as we learn later on, she is a woman not to be scorned and screws them all literally as well as figuratively with double crosses galore. The film is gutsy, violent, has nasty paybacks and a dark mood to it but I think it?s worth a view.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • May 24, 2009
    I was hoping for something similar to The Take but just ended up with this gritty, mean, (true) story about the murder of three British gangsters who, if this fictional retelling is to be believed, had it coming. Seriously, its impossible to sympathize with 98% of the characters in this film! And whenever someone gets double-crossed, I just shrugged. Not only was it predictable, it was fitting. This film was all right, but I would've liked to see "Neddard Stark" in a better light =D
    Remi L Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2008
    Aactually based on a true story but its true...well over the top.
    Barry L Super Reviewer

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