In the mean streets of London's East End, a former Serbian commando and a fourteen-year old boy plot revenge against a powerful crime lord and his ruthless lieutenants. As our heroes ...
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In the mean streets of London's East End, a former Serbian commando and a fourteen-year old boy plot revenge against a powerful crime lord and his ruthless lieutenants. As our heroes prepare to take on their enemies, the boy is mentored in the dark arts of assassination and learns the true meaning of friendship, honour and respect. Written by
Well put together and interesting throughout! 6/10
Review: After being disappointed with a lot of movies in the genre from the UK, my expectations wasn't that high, but I really enjoyed this film. The storyline is very well put together and there's enough material to keep the movie interesting, which means I actually stayed awake through the whole film. Basically it's about a young orphan who lives in a night club and runs drugs for a European kingpin called Lazarus, whose done some bad things earlier on in his life, which eventually catch up with him. After the kid gets the drug lords stash stolen from him, he ends up in the firing line but he gets saved by an old war veteran who was a victim of the drug lords dodgy past. It then turns into a bit of a Karate Kid movie because the veteran trains the young kid to take down the drug lord after finding out that he killed his father. Then it switches to an action movie with dodgy cops and big shootouts, which were professionally pit together. It's good to finally see a film in this genre, were the kids are respecting there elders and actually listening to there advice. I liked the chemistry between Demitrije and Montana and the director showed some depth to the characters which made the film seem realistic. Anyway, its refreshing to finally see a film in this genre which has a decent script and some decent characters, especially as it's based around the gangster world in the UK. Enjoyable!
Round-Up: I was surprised to see Michelle Fairley in this movie, who played Catelyn Stark in the Game Of Thrones, but she only has a few scenes. Adam Deacon plays a loud mouth, trigger happy, wannabe gangster who wants to take over the whole business by taking out his boss but his partner, played by Ashley Walters, thinks that the time isn't right because of the random killings that are happening to the other drug dealers in the area by a mysterious assassin who wears a murders his victims with a motorcycle helmet. This part of the story was a bit sketchy and unexplained, which is the only fault that I found with the movie. Apart from that, all of the actors put in good performances, especially by McKell David who played Montana, but I found the training scenes a bit corny. In all, it's definitely worth a watch because of its intensity and action scenes but it might get overlooked because it went straight to DVD and it didn't get the big budget advertising treatment.
I recommend this movie to people who are into their UK gangster movies about a young boy whose on the run from drug dealers after there stash gets stolen from him. 6/10
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