Yardie Reviews

  • Oct 10, 2019

    It's deeply flawed narratively.

    It's deeply flawed narratively.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    This is flamboyant, colourful stuff. It's style over substance, with little social or political context. You need a major pinch of salt, as thugs roam the streets with guns and machetes. And there's not a strong female character to be seen. With the humour and violence sit uncomfortably together. So the film doesn't work, but for all that is an entertaining ride.

    This is flamboyant, colourful stuff. It's style over substance, with little social or political context. You need a major pinch of salt, as thugs roam the streets with guns and machetes. And there's not a strong female character to be seen. With the humour and violence sit uncomfortably together. So the film doesn't work, but for all that is an entertaining ride.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Great directorial debut from Idris Elba.

    Great directorial debut from Idris Elba.

  • Jul 23, 2019

    A somewhat boring and long drawn out effort.

    A somewhat boring and long drawn out effort.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Pretty decent considering that it's Idre's directorial debute. Not as good as "Shottas", but it's worth checking out.

    Pretty decent considering that it's Idre's directorial debute. Not as good as "Shottas", but it's worth checking out.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Classic. Yardie defines a regional mentality. Left me weeping for days. So beautiful.

    Classic. Yardie defines a regional mentality. Left me weeping for days. So beautiful.

  • May 08, 2019

    Honestly, ignore all the arty farty middle class critic reviews. This is a really engaging film and Aml Ameen is so good in it. This film deserves a higher rating. It made me think and feel. One of the best films I've seen this year.

    Honestly, ignore all the arty farty middle class critic reviews. This is a really engaging film and Aml Ameen is so good in it. This film deserves a higher rating. It made me think and feel. One of the best films I've seen this year.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    A well done film, but all in subtitles.

    A well done film, but all in subtitles.

  • Mar 18, 2019

    Yardie was :fire: it had a very realistic story for the time period and the plot was solid

    Yardie was :fire: it had a very realistic story for the time period and the plot was solid

  • Mar 17, 2019

    Ignore the lukewarm reviews. Yardie is an authentic slice of JA life at home & in East London, with all its inherent drama, stylistic posturing, and keen humor. A worthy successor to The Harder They Come. And the music!

    Ignore the lukewarm reviews. Yardie is an authentic slice of JA life at home & in East London, with all its inherent drama, stylistic posturing, and keen humor. A worthy successor to The Harder They Come. And the music!