Offender Reviews

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August 7, 2012
If 'Offender' has a point to make about the justice system, it fails to land the punch.
August 23, 2018
Featuring some enjoyable performances and an entertaining revenge plot, it still has just enough about it to keep audiences entertained.
October 30, 2012
It's the performances that really carry this film. Cole's intense portrayal marks him as one to watch and rapper English Frank also impresses as the prison's posturing, cod Jamaican kingpin Jake.
August 12, 2012
The detail is realistic and it's a decent enough genre piece.
August 9, 2012
Waiting for Britain's answer to A Prophet, or an update of Scum? Keep waiting.
August 9, 2012
An engaging, impressively staged revenge drama with a striking central performance from newcomer Joe Cole and a strong support cast ...
August 8, 2012
A spare script and lean dialogue lend genuine power to the taciturn youngster's unswervable quest for justice, a single-minded obsession that results in some truly bone-crunching violence.
August 6, 2012
A solid revenge thriller in which Cole excels.
July 31, 2012
Ron Scalpello's brutal debut about a young offenders' institution hammers its messages home with a sock full of snooker balls.
July 30, 2012
The way the camera lingers on the lividly bruised and battered faces of his characters, plus the clichd use of slow motion, epitomise the film's limitations.
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