John's assertive side takes over as he plans the heist,getting annoyed with Marcus for letting his partner Gina in on the plan. She does prove useful when it comes to buying masks for the robbers and...
Chiwetel Ejifor leads an all-star cast in this gritty conspiracy thriller in which he plays a cop searching for the murderer of a crime boss. Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to ... See full summary »
A young couple move into an apartment only to find the body of a young woman that had been missing for 2 years but never registered as missing which leads to a deeper investigation into what actually happened.
Yorkshire award-winning crime drama by Sally Wainwright following a young woman's release from prison after 15 or 16 years time served for murdering two police officers. All she wants now is to find her younger sister.
The usual UK TV faces are wheeled out to play one-dimensional characters in this TV 'cartoon' heist.
One is a mild-mannered milksop who has somehow managed to find himself in charge of a money counting house. One is a warehouse man with the intelligence of a... well, a warehouse man with connections to the criminal world. The other is a security guard with a dodgy dad and a drunk mum! Yeah - the writers thought of this all by themselves!
Each of them manages to make appalling decisions which lead to them banding together to make off with the biggest cash robbery in UK history.
The writing is forced and unimaginative and borders on cringe-worthy in many instances... and the time-line jumps backwards and forwards in an attempt to make up for it.
The real letdown, though, is it's simply unrealistic to the point of farce...
Early on - 50,000 quid goes missing and the company owners laugh it off over a phone call as something they'll sort out later! The middle-aged manager and his barren wife have somehow been fast-tracked through the adoption process and take on a six-year-old girl. The security guard decides it's a good idea to shack up with a 17-year-old immigrant worker who just got fired from the money counting house! The idiot warehouse man is in a bit of money trouble early on and decides to draw up a plan of the cash-counting building and tries to sell it!
Things quickly fall apart as these idiots can't get things together at all and despite planning a massive cash haul, they take it about as seriously as nicking a carton of milk at the local Tesco Express!
And throughout all of this lunacy, we are subjected to the various domestic dramas of these clowns. And the women standing by these men are just horrible, too... ungrateful, money grabbing, greedy, emasculating and entitled scumbags.
If the unnecessary diversions and subplots were edited out of the four- hour run-time it would have made a pretty slick 90 minute TV movie... as it is the run time is bloated with filler and is excruciatingly dragged out.
But I seem to be in the minority here as ALL the other reviews submitted so far (just eight so far) have been positive! Maybe I'm just a miserable git that's impossible to please, eh?
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this