MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 17,739 this week

Spivs (2004)

5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 341 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 8 critic

Jack, Steve and Goat are East-End Spivs. They spend their time wheeling and dealing wherever and whenever they can. It's not until Jack and the others get involved with a guy called Villa, ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4225 titles
created 12 Dec 2011
 
a list of 8 titles
created 14 Jul 2012
 
a list of 933 titles
created 18 May 2013
 
a list of 60 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Spivs" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Spivs (2004)

Spivs (2004) on IMDb 5.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Spivs.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Cook
Stars: Jason Behr, Sarah Wynter, Dominic Monaghan
Drama | Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A night in the life of a young chronic insomniac suffering from tormented delusions and frightening visions of his past.

Director: Reese Nanavati
Stars: Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Burke, Ellen Sachs
Monsignor Renard (TV Series 2000)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of the German occupation of France during World War II told through the eyes and experiences of a humble and extraordinary priest.

Stars: John Thaw, Joachim Paul Assböck, John Axon
Hostile Waters (TV Movie 1997)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In October 1986, a Russian submarine carrying nuclear missles collides with an American nuclear submarine off the coast of Bermuda.

Director: David Drury
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Martin Sheen, Max von Sydow
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two young newlyweds, geeky Edward and innocent but alluring Samantha, turn up at a majestic and remote country house hotel for their honeymoon, which has been taken over by the ... See full summary »

Director: Niklaus Hilber
Stars: Nick Moran, Keeley Hawes, Steve Huison
The Last Drop (2006)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Different factions in WWII-era Holland race to find a stash of Nazi gold.

Director: Colin Teague
Stars: Laurence Fox, Louis Dempsey, Lucy Gaskell
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Michael Hurst
Stars: Caroline Amborof, Nick Brimble, Joe Bugner Jr.
The Brief (TV Series 2004)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Alan Davies, Steven Alvey, Linda Bassett
Fakers (2004)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

FAKERS is a sharp, fast moving tale of blackmail and forgery set in the upper echelons of the international art society. Set in present day London and 1911 Italy.

Director: Richard Janes
Stars: Matthew Rhys, Kate Ashfield, Tom Chambers
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Gordon Patrick (Nick Moran), a young CIA analyst is assigned to investigate the mysterious death of a major Russian political figure.

Director: James D. Deck
Stars: Tara Reid, Nick Moran, Gregg Henry
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A mysterious cab passenger who is taken hostage must convince the hijackers that he is not the legendary con man they set out to kill. Is it a case of mistaken identity, or a clever act of ... See full summary »

Director: Inon Shampanier
Stars: Dominic Monaghan, Rick Gomez, Jordan Belfi
Devil's Bible (TV Movie 2008)
Documentary | History | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

At 165 pounds, and allegedly made from the skins of 160 donkeys, the Codex Gigas is the world's largest and most mysterious medieval manuscript. Filled with satanic images and demonic ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Michaels
Stars: Christopher de Hamel, Michael Gullick, Anna Wolodarski
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Jenny
...
Auntie Vee
Chooye Bay ...
Japanese man (as Chooi Beh)
...
Nigel's secretary
Cavan Clerkin ...
Bob
Shane Davey ...
Ice Skater
Jack Dee ...
Nigel
...
Uncle Frank
Glenn Durfort ...
Glenn
Neil Edmond ...
Observant Waiter
Stephen Evans ...
Park Attendant
Julia Hargesheimer ...
Teenage Safe House Girl
...
Villa
...
O'Brien
...
Villa's Associate #1
Edit

Storyline

Jack, Steve and Goat are East-End Spivs. They spend their time wheeling and dealing wherever and whenever they can. It's not until Jack and the others get involved with a guy called Villa, and they are landed with a big payday they have been waiting for, when they realise what a mess they are into. At the back of the lorry they have smuggled goods in, they find illigal immegrants. Most of them escape but they are left with 2 kids; a boy and a girl, and have to decide what to do with them...Are they going to look after them and feed them, clothe them, love them, etc. or are they going to leave them on the streets of East-End London. Written by CarnabyFilms

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

one word title

Taglines:

Warning: These people can seriously damage your wealth! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Oi kombinadoroi  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jenny: Do you know what I fancy?
Nigel: I can only begin to imagine...
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Only Fools and Horses.... (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tough yet warm-hearted Britcrime offering
12 November 2009 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Gentleman Jack (Stott), his edgy right-hander Steve (Moran), sexy self-styled moll Jenny (Ashfield) and stoner Goat (Monaghan) pull elaborate cons on wannabe villains, buoyed by the motto: "You can't cheat an honest man". Victims include O'Brien, played by Kaye as a lisping ne'er-do-well with a silly haircut and a penchant for cash machine fraud, and nice-but-dim Nigel (Dee), owner of an ailing haulage company.

But Jack and Co. find themselves in deep water after they attempt to steal the latter's office equipment and drive it away in a 'borrowed' lorry which turns out to be full of Albanian human traffic. When the immigrants scarper, a little brother and sister are left behind. Grudgingly, Jack becomes their unofficial guardian - but is closely trailed by some murderous parties, while Steve and Jenny, intent on closing that mythical long con, walk headlong into harm.

Spivs initially hoodwinks audiences into assuming it's something that it's not, featuring the usual checklist of East End settings, shady characters and slang ("What do you think I am, some kind of meat-puppet?") which must be included by law in all contemporary British crime flicks.

However, it soon reveals itself to be both a textured character-study of a drowning middle-aged man yearning for redemption, and a harrowing expose of the illegal immigrant / underage sex slave trade.

That the slapstick and tragic elements mostly hang together bears testament to a well-plotted, well-researched script (occasionally sentimental, though never mawkish), along with an immensely touching central performance by Stott. It's rare and refreshing in these kinds of films to find a late fortysomething taking precedence over two young hipsters like Moran and Ashfield. Fine support too from Bassett as Jack's tough-talking sister Vee.

A modern Brit crime movie sporting substance over style? It must be a con!


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
just saw spivs andyross21
please release in the US!!!!!!!! domsgirl88
Rubbish Kinhell
Will it be released in the USA? primula_brandybuck
Rating? luftballoon
Anybody Have Any Idea? filmgeeknz
Discuss Spivs (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?