MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,940 this week

Bouncer (2002)

 -  Short  -  18 November 2002 (UK)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 116 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

(as Michael Baig-Clifford)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

Related Items

Search for "Bouncer" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bouncer (2002)

Bouncer (2002) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bouncer.
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nil by Mouth (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Oldman
Stars: Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Charlie Creed-Miles
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

David Blair directs this powerful British Drama, loosely inspired by John Steinbeck's novel 'Of Mice and Men'. Set in Nottingham, the film revolves around the relationship between the ... See full summary »

Director: David Blair
Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David O'Hara, Stephen Graham
Happy Now (2001)
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A teenage girl whose eerie resemblance to a local Welsh beauty queen killed 14 years earlier disturbs one of the men responsibile for her accidental death.

Director: Philippa Cousins
Stars: Philip Howe, Emmy Rossum, Robert Pugh
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A hypnotherapist is caught up in the pursuit of a serial killer.

Director: Nick Willing
Stars: Goran Visnjic, Paddy Considine, Shirley Henderson
Everything II (2004)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man visits a prostitute but just wants to talk. She goes along with it until he starts asking questions. Is he just a loner or is there a different reason for him to come here?

Director: Richard Hawkins
Stars: Ray Winstone, Jan Graveson, Ed Deedigan
BackWoods (2006)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An English couple's holiday in Spain is interrupted when they discover a girl imprisoned in a cabin.

Director: Koldo Serra
Stars: Gary Oldman, Virginie Ledoyen, Paddy Considine
The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan
All in the Game (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Jim O'Hanlon
Stars: Danny Dyer, Ray Winstone, Ike Hamilton
Pu-239 (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A worker at a Russian nuclear facility gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he steals some plutonium and sets out to sell it on Moscow's black market with the help of an incompetent criminal.

Director: Scott Z. Burns
Stars: Paddy Considine, Oscar Isaac, Valeriu Pavel Dan
The Bouncer (2012)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Nightclub bouncer Mo is used to throwing drunks and troublemakers out the back door. But he's not prepared for the troublemaker in hot pants who shows up one night to take part in the ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Kwek
Stars: Osman Sulaiman, Sylvia Ratonel, Kheng Hua Tan
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Adapted from a monologue in his "Blue Jam" radio series, Chris Morris' first short film is a haunting black comedy about a man who no longer uses his name because he's decided he's ceased ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Morris
Stars: Paddy Considine, Miranda Pleasence, Simon Greenall
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man goes to an AA meeting due to the effect that alcohol has had on his life. However he himself may not be the main reason for his attendance as we flashback to a violent and rocky ... See full summary »

Director: Michael B. Clifford
Stars: Rich Coad, Ronnie Fox, Jo McInnes
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Knife Man
Paul Dore ...
Prison Guard
...
Pete
Chris Kenyon ...
Knife Man's Mate
Jo Marriott ...
Barmaid
Liam Moynihan ...
Cowering Youth
...
John
...
Dave
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 November 2002 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good short with a big name
7 December 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A London based doorman for a night-club relates the difficulties of the life and the real men behind the supposed thugs who keep the peace at clubs. In particular the ultimate dread - the ones who come back for more after hours.

Shown as part of the Birmingham Film Festival this short was one of eight to be shown that were produced by Screen West Midlands and were predominately set in the Midlands using Midlands based actors and crew. In the case of Bouncer this is partly true as the lead actor is famously from London, but it is set around the writer's experiences of working a night-club door in Coventry.

As such it brings out well the real feelings behind normal situations in their nightly job. The narration is a mix of hard man posturing and frank honesty. It works well and is involving even when not much appears to be happening. The direction is good and the sense of place is pretty good - only once did it look like a fake rather than a real street - although it may just have been the lighting as I think all the `external' was on location.

Winstone is solid in the role. His onscreen role is really emotionless on the whole, but his narration adds layers to it. The other characters do well and hold their own in similar roles alongside Winstone.

Overall this is a good short and deserves the praise it has garnered so far. Credit should be given for Winstone for making time to lend his presence to a small British short when his wider career is doing so well.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Bouncer (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?