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Blitz (2011)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  20 May 2011 (UK)
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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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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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20 May 2011 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£266,148 (UK) (20 May 2011)

Gross:

£542,981 (UK) (27 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

In a shot of the Police Station it says "London Police" on the front, the two police forces in London are the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police Service. See more »

Quotes

Porter Nash: You're not supposed to smoke in here.
Detective Sergeant Tom Brant: What are you going to do, shoot me?
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References The Cosby Show (1984) 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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Immoral, gritty, strangely compelling
31 May 2011 | by (Bath, England) – See all my reviews

One of Statham's best. Jason, as usual, plays himself, although this time in perhaps his most realistic settings. No wires, no kung-fu, no sixth sense. Just an unhealthy, alcoholic, total b**stard of a cop.

This film starts out at best amoral, and I can only conclude by the end that it is positively immoral, with many things that are very objectionable. The few characters with hope or any redeeming qualities all get dragged down into the mire, and London has rarely looked so frightening and depressing and worryingly real.

And yet the film is compelling viewing. It won't do well because the action is not the point, and what action there is (and there is plenty) all has a bitter taste rather than the usual cathartic "it's an action flick" joy. Equally, because it is Statham, and the action is so prevalent, it will probably be critically lambasted. But it is really quite a thoughtful film.


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