Villain

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A razor-wielding London thug (Richard Burton) robs a payroll with his gang; his pimp boyfriend (Ian McShane) has the alibi.

Cast

Richard Burton
as Vic Dakin
Ian McShane
as Wolfe Lissner
Nigel Davenport
as Bob Matthews
Donald Sinden
as Gerald Draycott
Fiona Lewis
as Venetia
T.P. McKenna
as Frank Fletcher
Joss Ackland
as Edgar Lowis
Cathleen Nesbitt
as Mrs. Dakin
Colin Welland
as Tom Binney
Tony Selby
as Duncan
Stephen Sheppard
as Benny Thompson
Wendy Hutchinson
as Mrs. Lowis
Sheila White
as Veronica
Shirley Cain
as Mrs. Matthews
Godfrey James
as Car Lot Manager
Bonita Thomas
as Strip Dancer
Leslie Schofield
as Detective Constable
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Critic Reviews for Villain

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (4)

  • Burton's performance [is] cold-eyed and ugly, rejecting sympathy or glamour, admirably conveying the double image of the Capone-style gangster he aspires to be and the common, average-stupid, taciturn braggart he truly is.

    September 2, 2020 | Full Review…
  • [Villain works] as [an illustration] of the shaming condition of a native industry which, perpetually ailing, has never seemed, quite so close to extinction -- at least as a serious creative force.

    June 2, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A ludicrous exposé of the lower depths of London crime, it tarts up the hoariest old gangster clichés with a bit of homosexuality and a lot of thuggery, and manages to be both brutish and maudlin.

    March 26, 2020 | Full Review…
  • In its payroll heists, its car chases, its beatings and in its final confrontation, the movie employs gestures that in other, better films, such as "Get Carter," seemed classic, but here are only second-hand.

    March 26, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Deadly serious and horribly gripping...

    March 26, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Wavering uneasily between horror, black comedy and sentimentality, it's held together by Burton's performance, a brave attempt to escape the straitjacket of being the world's highest-paid movie star.

    March 26, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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