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.
A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
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 »
Chris says he favours the Abbey Oxford as a caravan, but his caravan is labelled as an Abbey Cachet. This has led some to consider this as a goof, however Cachet is just a trim level available on Abbey Oxford caravans, like L or GL or GT for cars. 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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