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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

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

Barry Weiss: I want a lawyer and a sandwich. Oh, and I want to update my Facebook status.
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I Know Its You
Performed by DJ MADD
Written by Simon
Published by Copyright Control
Licensed Courtesy of Boka
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I Loved This Movie!!
29 November 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Blitz is not getting much respect from reviewers on IMDb, and I'm very surprised by this. I loved it from the first minute to the last and ordered the Blu-Ray on line before the credits had even finished.

Statham plays an aggressive cop with an attitude, and if he's got a weapon in his hands (like a hockey stick) he'll wield it like a pro.

Paddy Considine plays a gay cop who's capable of taking the law into his own hands, and this allows him to work with Statham just beautifully.

Aidan Gillen plays a fabulous psycho with a thing for killing cops, and he's been one of my favourite British actors for the past 10 years anyway, so it would have been hard for him to screw this one up.

The action from the opening scene is great, Statham's lines are terrific stuff and had me laughing hard more than once, the odd-team Statham and Considine create is brilliant, the story doesn't get bogged down in personal problems, there are no annoying girlfriends, wives or kids to pull the actors and audience sideways away from the story (some directors seem to love putting that type of stuff in), the continuity issues others have mentioned are so minor they don't matter, the soundtrack was perfect, and the ending was everything I hoped it would be.

This film is never going to make the 'Greatest Films Ever Made' list, but its sure as hell fun to watch as far as I'm concerned. It doesn't beat around the bush getting started, doesn't waste time during the film, keeps up the fun, and what more do you want from Statham and an action film? To the film's detractors I say 'lighten up'! It's obvious from the first 10 minutes the film's creators weren't chasing Academy Awards, so why knock it so hard? It's meant to entertain for 90 minutes, and it does just that.


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