Synopsis: When big criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) returns to London to sort out a mess his son's made it gives cop Max (James McAvoy) a second chance to take him down.
Stan's thoughts: Was lucky enough to catch a preview at the BFI last week and I loved it. It's a good, well-made, cops and robbers thriller that has interesting three dimensional characters you root for and a few twists and turns on the way.
At the post screening Q&A director Eran Creevy said he wanted to make London look as glamourous as the US cities look in Hollywood cops and robbers movies and he's certainly succeeded, particularly on a low budget.
McAvoy and Strong are a joy to watch and spark off each other beautifully. The supporting cast is a treasure chest of Brit talent too: Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan, Jason Flemyng, David Morrissey.
Creevy also wrote the script and said he virtually halved it's length before he started shooting; it was a good move because you get a 'punchy' hour and 40 minutes without any fat and that is just as it should be for this genre.
- Stan's: 79%
- IMDB: 69%
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