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Movie Info

Rock roadie Le Donk helps his sidekick Scorz-Ayz-Ee become a rock star.

Cast & Crew

Richard Graham
Olivia's Boyfriend
Seamus O'Neill
Le Donk's Lodger
Dean Palinczuk
Scor-Zay-Zee
Shane Meadows
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Critic Reviews for Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee

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  • Apr 06, 2013
    Director Shane Meadows is no stranger to low-budget filmmaking. In fact, most of his films to date have been made with relativity tight constraints. This time around, he goes that one step further and makes an all-out, fly on the wall mockumentary, which also happens to be his third collaboration with actor Paddy Considine. Documentary maker Shane Meadows (playing himself) follow the life of music manager Le Donk (Paddy Considine), who reckons he's unearthed a new talent in rapper Scor-Zay-Zee (Dean Palinczuk). As a slot with band The Arctic Monkeys opens up, the would-be manager and his protege hit the road to try and make a name for themselves. If the brilliant "A Room For Romeo Brass" and "Dead Man's Shoes" were anything to go by, you'd be forgiven for getting very excited about the prospect of Meadows and Considine working together again. I know I certainly was. Unfortunately, this film isn't quite up to their previous high standards. In fairness, they've adopted a different approach but for a film with a running time of just over an hour you'd expect it to move briskly and get down to telling it's story. In the early stages it does this, with some hilarious observational humour and "kitchen sink" drama that's reminiscent of Ricky Gervais' "The Office" but the delivery soon becomes a bit stale. The idea is good, the performances are good but for a film to enter into this mould it needs to provide more laughs than it does. I'm sure it probably will appeal to many people but for me, as a big fan of Meadows, I had set my sites too high. It loses it momentum and relies too heavily on the presence of Considine and his perfect balance of ambition and desperation. He's most definitely the highlight here. However, there's only so much one man can carry. The humour and awkward situations are well captured but it essentially there isn't much of a story and becomes not much more than a showcase for real-life rap artist and freestyler Scor-Zay-Zee who's not that appealing to begin with. An interesting, if unsuccessful, project from Meadows. He's not made many bad movies and I wouldn't say this is bad either. It's just not as eventful as it could have been. Mark Walker
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  • Oct 08, 2010
    An interesting documentary about a British roadie who is on tour with the Arctic Monkeys and happens to have discovered a new British rap act and decides to get him to perform on stage at a concert. This is not the usual type of films that Shayne Meadows is known for but it works. It features good acting from Paddy Considine and actually tells a tragic story of a would-be father who, after separating from his wife, finally gets to see his son. The star of the show is actually Scor-zay-zee who is actually a very good rapper and steals the show.
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  • Jun 25, 2010
    Shot in five days and covering five days in the life of Le Donk, music promoter, as he weedles a ten minute slot n the Arctic Monkeys tour for his up-and-coming rap prodigy Scor-Zay-Zee. Shane Meadows and Paddy Considine obviously had so much fun making this, its hard not to get caught up in their merriment. <img src="http://www.inthenews.co.uk/photo/le-donk-and-scor-zay-zee-$7045014$300.jpg">
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  • Dec 12, 2009
    Small but perfectly formed. Meadows and Considine synthesize a little gem from a familiar conceit: the deluded loser with a chance at stardom. Perfectly judged dialogue reflects its genesis from years of casual development of the Le Donk character and Scor-Zay-Zee acts as an effective counter to his acerbic outbursts.
    Gordon A Super Reviewer

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