Legacy: Black Ops (I) (2010)
"Legacy" (original title)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  11 March 2011 (UK)
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An AWOL Black Ops soldier mentally unravels when holed up in a Brooklyn motel room.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Star
Valentina Gray
Ola Adenuga
Gregor Salenko
John Kazek ...
Stephanie Gumpel
Diane Shaw
Darnell Gray Jnr
Ronny Tarbuck
Roy Cloglam


Black Ops operative Malcolm Gray returns home after a botched mission in Eastern Europe. Holed up in a Brooklyn motel room, he is torn between retribution and personal salvation as he mentally unravels. When the walls close in, his story may be all he can leave behind. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong brutal violence including some torture and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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Writer/Director/Producer Thomas Ikimi returned to his homeland Nigeria to raise the funding for the film when no funding could be secured in the UK or US. In the end, Thomas raised the entire production and post production budget in Nigeria. Thomas has dual nationality, Nigerian and British. See more »

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Worth A Watch, A Different Kind Of Film.
4 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I like to believe I am a man who prefers the different type of story and something that's a bit engaging and new. Legacy definitely offers that.

It takes place in a hotel room where Malcolm Gray (Idris Elba) uncovers a scandal linked with his brother who is a senator. All the while having flashbacks of his time on the force with his comrades and what he went through.

It's intense, gripping and you are never bored. Elba is truly fantastic and shows his range beyond Stringer Bell. The whole cast is amazing and I keep wishing Eamonn Walker had more scenes!!!! The acting throughout was truly amazing and the writing was clever as well as the direction that really drew you in to this puzzle of a film.

I do think there are a few things that could have made it more claustrophobic and emphasized the lonesome nature of this story but nothing in the world can ever be perfect. The film does enough to make it a must-watch.

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