Aroview: Reteaming dir. Mike Hodges with star Clive Owen for a follow-up to the acclaimed CROUPIER, this takes more of a cue from the director’s 70s classic, GET CARTER, as a brooding tale of vengeance set in the London underworld.
It’s a classic case of “didn’t you kill my bruvver?”, with slimy 'hard man' Malcolm McDowell’s dirty deeds attracting the wrath of the victim's older sibling (Owen), who is reluctantly lured out of three years in hibernation for a bit of restorative justice. The plot simmers until the lid is eventually blown off, and though it doesn’t quite pack the expected punch, is a solid crime story that capitalizes on the surly-suave charisma of its star.
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3 stars (Good Enough) The screenplay is contrived at times and weakens slightly but the outside location shooting particularly early in the film is spot on. There is a strong British character actor support in Sylvia Syms, Malcolm McDowell, Ken Stott, et al.~tubbs