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The Veteran (2012)




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A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Mystery & Suspense
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Revolver Entertainment

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Toby Kebbell
as Robert Miller
Brian Cox
as Gerry Langdon
Adi Bielski
as Alayna
Tom Brooke (III)
as Danny Turner
Tony Curran
as Chris Turner
Ashley Thomas
as Tyrone Jones

Critic Reviews for The Veteran

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (1)

Channels the world-weary '70s paranoia of 'Taxi Driver' and 'The Conversation' through the imposingly clinical formal approach of process-fixated auteurs like Robert Bresson or Michael Haneke.

Full Review… | April 27, 2011
Time Out
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full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
Movies for the Masses

The storytelling lacks some polish but the picture builds to a powerful, high body-count climax.

Full Review… | May 9, 2011
Daily Express (UK)

A state-of-the-nation conspiracy thriller split three ways, The Veteran overstretches itself by fighting on too many fronts at once.

Full Review… | May 4, 2011
Total Film

A thriller which strains for contemporary relevance but lacks the spark to incite or entertain.

Full Review… | May 3, 2011

Boasts some enjoyably brutal close-quarter fight sequences, not to mention a ludicrously over-the-top finale in which Toby Kebbel goes all Rambo on gangs of tower block-dwelling neds.

Full Review… | May 2, 2011

Audience Reviews for The Veteran


A simple, taut revenge/thriller that does what it should in an hour & a half. It is led by the brilliance of one Toby Kebbell, who deserves much more than he should be credited for since he singlehandedly carries the film himself. Give this film more than one viewing, as it demands & deserves some respect.

Evan Michael
Evan Michael

Awful. While the combat sequences are great, especially the gun battle near the end of the film, this movie takes forever to get off the ground, and is flat-out boring for most of its duration. Plus the ending is pointless and horrible, which really kills the film.

Stephen Skudlarek
Stephen Skudlarek

Super Reviewer

The emotional ambiguity of the protagonist infects the viewer - so much so that even a bloodbath climax engenders no feeling, one way or the other.

Jason Graff
Jason Graff

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