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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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20 May 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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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

When Weiss gets into the cab he sits with his back to the driver. In the next shot the cab is seen with the only passenger in the back sitting facing the driver, but in the next shot Weiss is again sitting with his back to the driver See more »

Quotes

[a gang of teenage lads try to mug Brant in the street at night. Brant produces a long J-shaped wooden stick and hits one of the lads with it - hard]
Detective Sergeant Tom Brant: This, lads, is a hurley. Used in the Irish game of hurling - a cross between hockey and murder.
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Jerk It
Performed by THUNDERHEIST
Written by Bertie / Salami
Published by Just Isn't Music (PRS) / Third Side Music (Ascap)
Licensed Courtesy of Ninja Tune
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Really?!?
30 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Let me tell you what Jason Statham is good at, so you get what I mean, he does the bad guy, with a heart, and great at action fighting scenes better than anyone today. What he is incapable of doing is good guy.

I really like Statham in the roles he plays as a bad guy, crank and transporter are great film series that have given him some real credance.

Playing an English cop in an English film is not his strongpoint.

That said, its not because of Statham this didn't work (although it doesn't help), I never read the book and have no intention of doing so, but I can only imagine the plot holes in the book are as bad as the film.

It's a film that deserves at best to be an itv feature, not a movie, in fact if they had made it that way it could have worked better.

Most of the acting was appalling, due mainly to the fact that the whole storyline was...A bloke is killing cops. Thats not a bad start, except the filmmaker tried to incorporate different story lines, without introducing a story, for example, we have a black female cop, who mentions early on she was undercver and out of rehab, but thats it, you're left to make your own story up about what happened!!! If I want to make my own story up, I would do so, not watch a 1hr 37 min film with the expectation they will do it for me!! This is very disappointing, because I expect a lot of statham, but him aside, it doesn't deliver anything but a budget bargain bin film. If you buy it for more than a pound, call the police, you have been defrauded!!


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