Ralph Breaks the Internet
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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This British heist picture is familiar but energetic genre filmmaking, more interesting in its particulars than in its overall conception.
A British heist movie that's well deserving of an American audience.
The shallow, derivative and contrived British heist thriller "Wasteland" lives down to its unfortunate name.
To borrow from a term for the gritty, working-class British dramas that this film also nods to, it's a kitchen-sink caper.
It creates two admirably entertaining storytelling strands - one a friendship saga, the other a robbery caper - yet can't merge the two successfully.
Athale has a flair for guy-pal banter; here, the talk is funny and profane, silly and profound, often in the same breath.
We're decades past the Kitchen Sink school, this kitchen's sunk.
The end result is a slick, satisfying debut.
The sarcastic banter and male chemistry between Treadaway, an outstanding Iwan Rheon, Gerard Kearns and Matthew Lewis provide as much pleasure as the mechanics of the twisted revenge plot.
It may not be immune to the odd Brit thriller cliché, but this is an assured, stylish heist thriller from the debut filmmaker.
The final act's too cocky by half, but otherwise this is canny, characterful stuff.
Smooth, accomplished British crime indie tweaks clichés of the genre in a marvelously satisfying way.
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