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A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

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Storyline

Detective Sergeant Tom Brant who is dispatched to take down a serial killer hell bent on killing off the police force one by one. "The Blitz" manages to slip through the grasp of Tom every time, and with the precious lives of his colleagues diminishing one by one, Tom is led to the question: if we can't protect our own, then what good are we? Written by Anonymous

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It's cop-killer versus killer-cop.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, language, some drug use and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 May 2011 (UK)  »

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£266,148 (UK) (20 May 2011)
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Trivia

Detective Sergeant Tom Brant (portrayed in this movie by Jason Statham) is a character in a series of novels by Ken Bruen. This movie is an adaptation of one of them. See more »

Goofs

During the chase through West London which reaches a train depot north of Paddington, Southern Railways operated trains can be seen which do not operate out of Paddington station. Similarly in the depot,third rail operated electric class 313 trains are seen which do not operate from Paddington. See more »

Quotes

Detective Sergeant Tom Brant: A double Irish.
Wellesley Barman: Only thing buddy, we're closed.
Detective Sergeant Tom Brant: [reaches over counter and grabs a glass] Listen up, I'm only gonna say this once. I ain't your buddy. When I ask for a drink, you say, ice with that sir? Now let's begin again. A double Irish.
Wellesley Barman: You want ice with that, sir?
Detective Sergeant Tom Brant: Don't be ridiculous, who needs ice.
Wellesley Barman: [pours it] That'll be five quid.
Detective Sergeant Tom Brant: [drinks it down] Like you said, you're closed.
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Blitz (2011) See more »

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Outta Space
Performed by KING MIDAS SOUND
Written by Martin / Robinson / Hitomi
Published by Just Isn't Music (PRS) / Westbury Music Limited / Copyright Control
Licensed Courtesy of Hyperdub
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Not a bomb
3 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The trailers for BLITZ caught my interest, seeming to promise a contemporary, British take on the first DIRTY HARRY movie; a cop thriller with a morally ambiguous anti-hero facing a grandiose, psychopathic villain. And that's more or less what you get, although it's also something an ensemble piece with much of the screen time taken up by a number of sub-plots, somewhat like BROOKLYN'S FINEST.

The early scenes of the film are a little too frantic, and seem to be put together without too much care initially making the film a little unwelcoming; at first seeming uncomfortably redolent of the lower end of of Danny Dyer's filmography. Once things settle down however, it's a fairly predictable but entertaining film with good performances, solid action and rather more interesting characters than you'd expect. I haven't read the source material (a novel of the same name by Ken Bruen), but I suspect it's at least partly responsible for giving the film a grittier, pulpier feel than you'd associate with Statham. The Dubstep soundtrack helps give the film a contemporary vibe appropriate to its South London setting.

It certainly wont be as well remembered as DIRTY HARRY, but BLITZ is one of Statham's strongest vehicles to date.


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