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Boyz Gone Bad (1996)

 -  Crime | Short  -  8 May 1996 (UK)
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Steve Scott ...
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Richard Mounter ...
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Phil Hobden ...
Mike (as P.L. Hobden)
Tom Hay ...
Police Man
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5 Men... 1 Plan... 1 Betrayal... And Lots Of Dead Bodies

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27 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

So before Reservoir Dogs came Boyz Gone Bad. Well not quiet but the two films, made a few years apart, do share more than a few similarities.

This is the first major film from UK action team Ross Boyask & Phil Hobden. Low on budget but high on atmosphere and balls this film is one of the reasons I love the UK movie scene.

Independent through and through this film takes you to a dark place that makes you believe that there is talent out there other that the foppy haired moppets at Working Title's Cutis factory.

And whilst it ends up as a Reservoir Dogs homage, the film has enough strength in performance and direction to stand on its own.

Special note to the car park scene which is superbly shot using hand held free form camera, brilliantly moody and darkly themed… this is one of those special moments that can help define a career.

The cast is uniformly excellent but special kudos goes out to Glenn Salvage. Salvage is deeply menacing as the lead bad guy, a psychotic gangster with a gun who leads the group down a dark path of death and self destruction. He is most defiantly someone I wouldn't want to end up meeting in a dark alleyway.

If you can find this film (and it's not easy…) it's well worth a look.


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