The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan Reviews
I was really expecting this movie to be about football violence, but it turned out to be about credit card fraud, which was a bit strange. The acting wasn't the best but the storyline wasn't too bad. I liked the chemistry between the 2 main characters, but it was boring in parts. In all, the movie was pretty average and totally nothing to so with football.
I wasn't impressed with Nick Nervern's acting in G.B.H. and I personally think that the film would have been much better if they would have chosen a different leading actor. Simon Phillips, who plays his partner in crime, played his part well, but it still has that East End feel with all of the swearing and crime. I hope that the sequel brings more substance and originality.
Worldwide Gross: N/A
I recommend this movie to people who like there English crime movies with a touch of violence. 3/10
However, this flick has tested this review system, as it is impossible to give it even one star. Flixster insists that the lowest rating you can give, is half a star but I feel that is even too much of a compliment.
The plot line involves some elements of football hooliganism, but this is just a marketing ploy by the film makers to cash in on the market created by other shit flicks from this genre, such as the horrific Green Street duology, Rise of the Foot Soldier (actually that bad it is good) and Awaydays.
The essential annoying voice over, is matched with shit direction, a shit script, shit acting and every cliche in the book is used throughout.
Be careful were you use your (CHIP & PIN) you have been warned?
basicamente sequigmo a Nicjk un hooligan fracasado que al no encontrar empleo en la sociedad normal empieza a trabajar con los criminales en el mundo de el fraude masivo con tarjetas de credito, las secciones donde realiza sus entrevistas de trabajo serian graciosas sino fuera por el hecho de que nomas lo estan poniendo en situaciones ridiculas por que al escritor del libreto no se le ocurrio otra cosa que hacer para arrancar la pelicula,
De ahi en adelante la mvie toma un rumbo bastante rustico en su camino a ser un amla imitacionde una pelicula de guy ritchie con gente que cree que lo que esta diciendo es gracioso.
Ni es muy graciosa, ni es muy violenta, ni es mucho de nada sino pcoo de todo.
Set in London Mike tries to get out of the day to day efforts to find a job that isn't minimum wage so he can continue his relationship both with girlfriend & football.
The emphasis isn't really on the hooligan, apart from a couple of brief stand offs there's no real violence to speak of. It focuses more on the card cloning activities bit nationally & internationally whilst squeezing in the odd game.
Typical cockney performances pass by in the brief 80 minute film. This lifts heavily from the Football Factory format and could easily have been written for Danny Dyer. Maybe he actually turned it down.
It's below average but that's more than it could have hoped for.
Happy ending though....