In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million dollar prize fall into... See full summary »
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Nick Love based the screenplay on newspaper stories and anecdotes he's been told by people all over the UK. The narrative is fictional, but many of the incidents portrayed are based on fact. See more »
Get Aids or jump on a bus with a rucksack full of explosives, the government will dish you out a free car these days.
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Now, I don't want anyone to get me wrong on this one... I've seen a lot of movies that are at least a few times better than this one. However, from the cast and director of the movie, I wouldn't have expected as much as I've seen. It's not really your "avarage" action movie, nor thriller... It is much more than that. If any of these titles ring any bells to you, I would say that the movie reminds me (in bits) of "Traffic" (2000), "Crash" (2004), I might even say some of the early works of Guy Ritchie. The movie is violent, but not exaggerated or overwhelmed by violence, it has enough drama for the hungry critics... In one word - good. I definitely would see it again in some time. The plot is not new, but it touches enough aspects of our everyday life so that you get a sense of reality that very few movies give you. I gave it an eight, but I was generous. If you don't mind a bit of blood and gore, if you like to spend an hour and a half away from dull reality - it's good entertainment.
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