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There are a fair few good ideas in Shank -- a nicely-staged market scene featuring Colin Salmon and an animated fight scene being two -- but they don't come together into anything that even looks halfway like a movie.
The risible script is incoherent, the dialogue frequently unintelligible and the story is nothing new.
Just when you thought grimy gang drama had run out of steam, along comes this dystopian variation, set in a recession-ravaged London 2015.
The film becomes a pummelling succession of indulgent flourishes that serve no narrative purpose.
With its jarring slang, reckless narrative and offbeat imagery, it's as close to being A Clockwork Orange for the Broken Britain generation as we have. It's up to you to decide whether that's a good thing or not.
Audience Reviews for Shank
"Everything about this film is mediocre. The acting, script, and directing. I could barely understand what some of the dialogue was. I even had the captions on and it said inaudible. So it wasn't just me. That's about all I gotta say about this flick."
Excellent movie. A story that has a gay topic without being a typical "gay" movie. The writing, acting directing make this an quality movie. There is gratuitous nudity and sex scenes that my make some uncomfortable but still tastefully done.
A brainless kids' action film, kind of a release of energy for my generation without much else to it. An amateur cast with genre-veteran Adam Deacon from Kidulthood and undiscovered powerhouse Kaya Scodelario. C+
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