MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,481 this week

The Veteran (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  29 April 2011 (UK)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 6,184 users  
Reviews: 44 user | 35 critic

A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 16 Jun 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 17 Dec 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 30 Mar 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 15 Nov 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 04 Feb 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Veteran" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Veteran (2011)

The Veteran (2011) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Veteran.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Billy and Eva are two people who meet in the gap of time between life and death.

Director: Chris Klockner
Stars: Toby Kebbell, Alex Barker, Marcus Lezard
Jess//Jim (2011)
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A gentle story about two people connecting in a big city.

Director: Luke Snellin
Stars: Leah Brotherhead, Benjamin Dilloway, Marsha Henry
The Vanguard (2008)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

The year is 2015 and overpopulation and famine have plunged our planet into chaos and one desperate survivor finds himself being hunted and pursued by hordes of rage-crazed zombies.

Director: Matthew Hope
Stars: Karen Admiraal, Jack Bailey, Emma Choy
The Veteran (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Bobby Hosea, Michael Ironside
Wilderness I (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Juvenile delinquents gets sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoners death, where they have to fight for survival.

Director: Michael J. Bassett
Stars: Sean Pertwee, Alex Reid, Toby Kebbell
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A young couple on the run takes the owner of a posh villa hostage after being surrounded by police, only to find that their ace in the hole is a dangerous serial killer.

Director: Stephen Manuel
Stars: Billy Zane, Cristian Solimeno, Melinda Y. Cohen
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Estranged brothers Marcus and Danny find themselves on a surprisingly dangerous quest to unravel the mystery surrounding their father's very unlikely wealth.

Director: Alan Butterworth
Stars: Mark Oosterveen, Phillip James, Jeremy Drakes
Air Collision (Video 2012)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

A fierce electromagnetic storm cripples communications; as a result, two planes - one a commercial jet, the other Air Force One, carrying the President of the United States and his family - are on a collision course.

Director: Liz Adams
Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jordan Ladd, Gerald Webb
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A disaffected soldier (Considine) returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother (Kebbell) years ago.

Director: Shane Meadows
Stars: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell
Veteran (2015)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A detective hunts down a young and successful man who runs a crime syndicate.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
Stars: Jeong-min Hwang, Ah In Yoo, Hae-jin Yoo
Drama

A drama set during the failed coup against President Mikhail Gorbachev.

Director: Tony Pemberton
Stars: Toby Kebbell, Karine Vanasse, Stipe Erceg
Handcuffed (2011)
Short | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A woman is grabbed in her home and handcuffed to a radiator for several days as her attacker prepares a drug fix but nothing is as it appears.

Director: Deborah Hadfield
Stars: Helen Bailey, Toby Kebbell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Adi Bielski ...
Alayna Wallace
...
Chris Turner
...
Tyrone Jones
...
Danny Turner
...
Fahad Sahal
...
Gerry Langdon
...
Hakeem
Eboseta Ayemere ...
Ryan Sahal
Brendon Read ...
Big Benny
...
Fawwaz Abdullah
Christopher Peter Smith ...
Omar
...
Khaled
Steve Weston ...
Ramush Jashari
...
Chechen 1
Edit

Storyline

A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 April 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

O Veterano  »

Box Office

Budget:

£4,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[last lines]
Gerry Langdon: The organizing principle of any society is for war. The basic authority of the modern state over its people resides in its war powers. Today its oil, tomorrow water. It's what we like to call the GOD business; Guns, Oil, and Drugs. But there is a problem. Our way of life, its over. It's unsustainable and in rapid decline, that's why we implement demand destruction. We continue to make money as the world burns. But for this to work the people have to remain ignorant of the problem ...
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

This Film is dedicated in loving memory to Deverok Pritchard (1939-2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Rouge Element
Written and Performed by Ben Medcalf
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Complex, ambitious, challenging- a real experience
27 August 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I actually had this film and another British 'grit' film - a Jason Statham film- 'Blitz' at the same time. I knew a little about The Veteran and and just didn't feel like watching it since I assumed it was going to be dark. It is that. However, when I actually got my finger out and started playing it- it really grabbed me by the manhood within seconds. Literally. Yes this is a heavy film, but is it something you want to watch? Yes. Is it entertaining, very- it has intrigue, drama and action. The human element of the main character is portrayed excellently by Toby Kebbell who I had seen some months earlier in the Guy Ritchie gangsta powerflick 'RocknRolla'.

I think it's useful to actually bring up Ritchie here, due to its links with Kebbell- and for that matter Statham's 'Blitz' which is a form of dark Ritchie film actually. What they all have in common is the grim underbelly of London and the disturbed inwards of British society. Unlike Ritchie's MTV approach, The Veteran has a hugh scope- a true comment on modern society, civilisation, morality... I could go on... REALLY heavy subjects which are explored with the vigour of a novel. In fact, this film would have probably been better as a novel- some of the labyrinthine plot does not take on first viewing, but I saw that as indicative of the confused state of morals, politics, loyalty and judgements that the film centres on. In this respect Kebbell's hard but traumatised soldier is a great piece of acting and a fantastic vehicle for a mixture of action/thriller entertainment and social commentary.

The conflicting opinions about the movie Blitz are typical of the state British cinema finds itself in right now. On one hand you have the type of Lock, Stock Brad Pitt 'ultraviolence' and crime-glorification popcorn for the Hollywood market. The Transporter, Crank and so on are also in the same vein you could argue- pretty soulless Statham nonsense. Blitz as a film is halfway between that and this. And what is this?

Well, it is the other hand. Something British cinema can actually be proud of, it has depth. It does not wallow in 'cool' Tarantino style violence and gore- instead it uses ultra-realistic action scenes (helped by the military/espionage storyline) to get into the heart of the British (read 'western') battlefield of crime, corruption, terrorism... and well, watch it and find out. In many ways, you might almost class this as a post-apocalyptic film, it echoes 1984 and generic Orwellian dystopia. Man up and watch it, give it just minutes and you'll be hooked.

Whether this type of film or the Ritchie style will gain control over Britain's cinematic soul remains to be seen.


17 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone else getting tired of? fallenknight308
I was left really empty by this ending.. TheWatcherOfOvernightTravelers
ending gun scene was...WO... that-ninja
A remake of 'For Queen + Country'? EdwardsAlien
Metal song at the end of the trailer theghost50
Well the reviews are coming in... Fuzzy Green
Discuss The Veteran (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?