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Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job ... See full summary »

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Steve Sweeney ...
Weasel
Gerry Conlon ...
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Eddie Nestor ...
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Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job too many. The gang dissolves in a murderous flurry of recriminations. Written by <sethj@johnbrown.co.uk>

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The blag to kill for. Only one of them meant it for real.

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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old school robbery lark
28 December 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is an old school London cops'n'robbers number a la The Long Good Friday.

Carlisle is superb as the guy who used to follow his heart, but now knows better. In fact, I'm going to take a short-cut here: there are no bad performances in this. Nutcase, Julie (Phil Davis)and gravelly Winstone are tops, and even fresh-faced "looks like bundles to me" Albarn does no harm.

Like a great episode of THE SWEENEY mangled-up in an Edgar Wallace Mystery, with all mod cons (e.g., brutal violence) this is a must see for genre fans. And it's an eyebrow raiser for those who thought that late 90's London couldn't turn this sort of thing out.


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