A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. Written by
They rarely produce such movies anymore and set themselves up for this high standard at the expense of commercial success.
The acting was good, the cinematography was good, the story was good, but the realism factor was absolutely brilliant. In that sense it comes very close to the bourne series. Most people who do not like this movie simply don't have an eye for detail or appreciate the amount of work that may have gone into making the movie this close to reality.
Off course there isn't hopeless romance, unbelievable bullet dodging and over the edge action sequences with the lead running a marathon. Overall a very satisfactory experience.
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