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Give me a bit of the old ultraviolence any day. Just make me care about it.
Both the pic's power and its problems stem from Love deliberately taking no moral position nor offering any solutions; he gives his audience what it wants at a gut level and doesn't wimp out at the end.
The actors are all too good for this kind of stuff, but they do the business, while Sam McCurdy's sharp cinematography and Stuart Gazzard's slick editing keep it all moving swiftly.
What were the capable cast thinking?
An angry, rough, and flat-out boring revenge flick.
Outlaw commits an unforgivable offense. It makes the vigilante genre boring.
Racho-macho vigilante action with a cockney accent, Outlaw is made to seem more important than it really is by the presence of Sean Bean and Bob Hoskins in key roles
Strong language and bone-crunching tear-ups won't appeal to the faint-hearted - but for fans of in-your-face action, this is the business.
Leaves you wondering what it wants to say and whom it's supposed to be aimed at.
Crime-revenge-porn without any style or wit or convincing narrative.
The characters never convince and it spirals into plain silliness.
An ill-thought out film where raw, electric violence sits uneasily with moral posturing. It's time to call the cops...
British film that basically brings to light what state the country is in these days, how law abiding citizens seem to be let down or failed by the system whilst criminals appear to roam free with little fear of severe punishment.
Its a sad fact that the film is pretty accurate with the type violence and youth gang/hoodie culture that this country suffers and the plot behind a small group of men who become vigilantes against the crime is a very satisfying one. The cast is abit mismatched here for my liking really, Bean is perfect for the role with his butch South Yorkshire, manly, grizzled features and heavy accent but other members of the small gang are less effective and not as believeable despite the fact they are suppose to be weak. Dyer is a totally wrong choice in my opinion as he should be hosting something like 'Big Brother' or whatever, simply not good enough even for this small film.
In general the film is very engaging and keeps you stuck to the screen wanting to see the bad guys get battered, its this primal vengeance that most English people will feel when watching this film as we all know exactly what its like and what is going on in our city streets everyday and this film exposes and bleeds that fact. Problem is the film loses its stride as things progress more towards major drug dealers and then towards the end gets abit silly with out of hand gun battles against police. Its a shame because you really don't wanna see the good guys get involved against the police, you wanna see them kicking hoodie ass and getting away :)
Excellent Film with Sean Bean making the most of his tough guy image. Sean Harris also adds well as the semi psycho whose ending is interesting. A international host of stars in this one of which this movie did not show well in the US, only to our lose. Film is about a group of people who are wronged by the lawless system of England or just wronged by teenage gangs. So they take law in there own hands, which makes for a 5 star movie.
Self Justice or vengeance( if you prefer) ended up in Disaster. Great acting, but the plot could have been a tiny bit better. I have to say Sean Bean was Brilliant in his role.
This is a very good film, quite violent and gritty with a strong cast. Fed up with the soft treatment of criminals and thugs in England, a group forms to administer their own justice. A very relevant subject at the present time as a gang culture seems to be on the rise in England. Although the films deals with getting back at those directly linked to the characters in the film, rather than random people. Everyone will have a view on this. Maybe it could have been done slightly better, they storyline wavers a little in the middle. However it will provoke a reaction from everyone.
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