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The Crew (2008)

As a major heist approaches and with betrayal all around him, a respected crime boss has to summon all his street nous and killer instinct as he fights for survival.

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Adrian Vitoria

Writers:

Ian Brady (screenplay), Kevin Sampson (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Graham ... Franner
Scot Williams ... Ged Brennan
Rory McCann ... Moby
Kenny Doughty ... Ratter
Rosie Fellner ... Pamela Thompson
Philip Olivier Philip Olivier ... Paul the Hom
Tim Dantay Tim Dantay ... Steady George
Neil Bell ... Jimmy the Truck
Raza Jaffrey ... Keith Thompson
Mem Ferda ... Dusan
Francis Magee ... Dermot
John Gillon John Gillon ... Ritchie
Alison Cain Alison Cain ... Marie
Ryan Orr Ryan Orr ... Steven
Rachel Haslam Rachel Haslam ... Sticky Sue
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As a major heist approaches and with betrayal all around him, a respected crime boss has to summon all his street nous and killer instinct as he fights for survival.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal bloody violence, strong and aberrant sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Rory McCann and Francis Magee have both starred in Game of Thrones (2011). See more »

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Gone Darker
Words and Music by Verity Susman / Emma Gaze / Mia Clarke / Rosamund Murray
Performed by Electrelane
Published by Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd © 2005 © 2007
Licensed courtesy of Too Pure Records Ltd
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This might be a good movie for some
24 January 2009 | by garlick_2See all my reviews

Typical Brit Gangster Movie Plot: Someone has a job they need done so they can get out of the game, they hire a crew to do it, some hijinx ensue, and it's a rockin good time.

This movie: A crew boss has a big job he needs done so he can get out of the game, since he has a crew they can do it, things go wrong, people get killed, no one really has fun.

This movie was well made. The acting was spot on. The plot was fairly creative. I just didn't care.

I know intellectually this was a good movie. All the pieces were there for me to actually enjoy myself, I just couldn't like any of the characters. They're all really bad individuals, and really don't have any redeeming qualities about them. I also know this movie is probably more what it's like to be a gangster than Rocknrolla, or any of Guy Ritchie's fair, it's just that in Guy's movies you have a couple characters that are fun to watch. They may be bad guys, but they're naturally funny. They make you care about what happens to them. There just wasn't anyone in this film that did that.

I also liken this to "The Bank Job" in the sense that there wasn't really any genuinely good characters, yet Jason Statham carries the entire film because of his charisma. You can't really pin your hat on anyone in the crew, and it's unfortunate because this could have been a good film.

If you're into brutal violence, and people lying, stealing, and cheating just for fun, then you'll probably enjoy this. I just wanted a little more to keep my attention.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Ekipa See more »

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Budget:

$3,600,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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