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Yardie (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Yardie proves debuting director Idris Elba has a distinctive eye that benefits from a strong personal connection to his material, even if the end results are somewhat uneven.

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All Critics (32) | Top Critics (4)

As it stands, Yardie seldom amounts to anything more than a collection of vaguely related scenes, simultaneously both too muddled and too straightforward to have any resonance beyond the moment at hand.

January 29, 2018 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

"Yardie" has the right look, the right sound and the right moves to play with the bigger boys of its genre; like its young, scrappy but naive hero, however, there's not quite enough power behind its posturing.

January 26, 2018 | Full Review…
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It's a pedestrian effort that could have used a serious hit of Elba's dangerous charisma onscreen.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Throughout the messy experience of "Yardie," [Idris] Elba's interest in storytelling gets ahead of his lacking visual instincts. Though I'm curious to see what story he tells next, Elba proves to not yet have an original voice behind the camera.

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…

This is a film about the pressures and demands of making another country your own. Too often, however, the viewer will feel as befuddled as the protagonist.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Obviously Idris Elba is very well-versed in the music and the style and the cultures that this story is dealing with and he evokes them in such a way that you feel that you are really there.

September 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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