The Guv'nor (2016)

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This is a slightly prurient documentary, which goes heavy on nostalgia for the good old days of the East End, when big men in sharp suits only hurt their own.

Oct 9, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the film takes an awed, almost hagiographic view of McLean, whose acquaintances included the Kray twins and Ronnie Biggs.

Oct 7, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The Guv'nor is very uneven and looks as if it was made quickly and cheaply, but it offers a perspective on Lenny that goes beyond the caricature of the lovable East End "hard man".

Oct 6, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A colourful and revealing portrait of bare-knuckle fighter and bona fide hardman Lenny The Guv'nor McLean presented by his son, Jamie.

Oct 6, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A thoughtful, affectionate documentary.

Oct 6, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An interesting and personal piece of work, presented by Lenny's son Jamie, who, despite his own problems and brushes with the law - and what I think might be undiagnosed depression - is engaging, intelligent and likable.

Oct 6, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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