Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.
Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.
ITS HALLOWEEN. LUCAS, A SEVEN YEAR OLD BOY IS HOME ALONE, HE FINDS OUT HIS PUMPKIN BAG IS MISSING, SOMEONE TOOK IT AND HAS EATEN ALL THE CANDY. LUCAS FOLLOWS THE WRAPPINGS PATH NOT KNOWING THAT IT LEADS TO A TRAP.
With nowhere else to hide, a group of mercenaries and their two prisoners take cover inside a long abandoned Bulldog tank. But, while they try to keep the forces outside at bay, the real ... See full summary »
The trams at Crich mostly ran along the streets of cities in United Kingdom before the 1960s, with some trams rescued and restored (even from other countries) as the systems closed. The town of Matlock is close by and the nearest train service is from Whatstandwell railway station on the Derwent Valley Line (Derby-Matlock line), with a steep walk up to the museum at the top of the hill. See more »
When Chris and Tina first arrive at the Abbey he is wearing gaiters. When they are inside the Abbey he's not wearing them but when they go outside again he is wearing them. See more »
Mum? Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. You all right?
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I watched this film because I had seen Alice Lowe in "Snuff Box" (more black comedy) and I was curious about her accent. So I didn't know what to expect. If you've read many comments, you'll knowlots of psychopathic violence.
I may be wrong. Ben Wheatley may have just woken up and thought, "Wouldn't it be funny to have a mentally off-balance couple on vacation?" I assume that it's more than that, but the British like their comedy black.
Here's my take. It seemed to me more about questions than statements:
What role did Tina's mother play in the creation of a monster?
Why did her mother dislike the boyfriend? Was she just being selfish or petty,or did she really see something evil in him?
Would he have turned out the same way if not for the first accident?
What is it that makes couples move toward each otherthinking alike, doing alike, trying to please the otherwhen the things they think or do are often so destructive?
Is the movie saying something about a society that, while often rude, is civil and trusting enough that people put themselves in the path of murder without even being the least bit suspicious?
What is going through the characters' heads as they commit each act? How many Chris's are there in society just waiting to pop?
I think there is one statement that the movie is making: You don't have to like or sympathize with the main characters just because they're the main characters. Not every story has to have a hero. Just because you can't identify with or like the main characters doesn't make it a bad movie.
I gave it 8 out of 10, not because I'm recommending it for everyone--far from it--but because I thought it was interesting in a way that so many movies are not.
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