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Movie Info

Football hooligan Carlton Leach becomes one of Great Britain's most-feared criminals.

Cast & Crew

Ricci Harnett
Carlton Leach
Terry Stone
Tony Tucker
Frank Harper
Jack Whomes
Billy Murray
Mickey Steele
Neil Maskell
Darren Nicholls
Ian Virgo
Jimmy Gerenuk
Julian Gilbey
Screenwriter
William Gilbey
Screenwriter
Ali Asad
Cinematographer
Matthew Button
Production Design
Hayley Nebauer
Costume Designer
Sandy McLelland
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Critic Reviews for Rise of the Footsoldier

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (6)

  • Footsoldier doesn't so much pack a punch as leave you feeling violated and more importantly, robs you of two hours of your life you won't get back.

    September 7, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The direction smacks of sadism, especially the obvious glee Gilbey gets from filming violent scenes in close-up and, in the case of the bloody shotgun-to-the-face denouement, in triplicate.

    September 7, 2007 | Rating: 1/6 | Full Review…
  • A peculiar but decidedly ordinary addition to the British thug genre.

    September 7, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Ugly.

    September 7, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Fans of British geezer films would be better off checking out I.D. - this is best enjoyed after a night at the pub on DVD.

    September 7, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The filmmakers' wide-eyed attempt to turn Leach into a living legend will probably rattle Daily Mail readers' cages; everyone else may find its stonking hard-on for real-life hard men slightly ludicrous.

    September 7, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rise of the Footsoldier

  • Nov 19, 2012
    A pretty good film, The half hour was the best for me and then it just kind of got very dark and pretty gruesome at times, I know it was based on true events so they couldn't really change it, Worth a watch if you like british gangster films.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2012
    Nasty & risible in equal measure. That the director went on to make the superb "A Lonely Place To Die" is quite remarkable.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2009
    I was suprised.Actually a pretty good movie
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 15, 2009
    It starts on the terraces of West Ham but moves on and charts the rise to power of Carlton Leach. The second half changes direction and we see Leach (wisely) take a back seat as the film marches on to The Land-Rover Murders of '95. The last half hour is a bit superfluous, but up until then it's a powerful and hard punching tale with smarts.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer

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