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Blitz (2011)

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A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

Director:

Elliott Lester

Writers:

Nathan Parker (screenplay), Ken Bruen (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Brant
Paddy Considine ... Nash
Aidan Gillen ... Weiss
Zawe Ashton ... Falls
David Morrissey ... Dunlop
Ned Dennehy ... Radnor
Mark Rylance ... Roberts
Luke Evans ... Stokes
Nicky Henson ... Superintendent Brown
Steven Harwood-Brown Steven Harwood-Brown ... Metal (as Steven Harwood Brown)
Bill Champion Bill Champion ... Dr. Leonard
Richard Riddell ... McDonald
Ron Donachie ... Cross
Elly Fairman ... Sandra (as Ellie Fairman)
Alex Lanipekun ... Precocious PC
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Storyline

Detective Sergeant Tom Brant who is dispatched to take down a serial killer hell bent on killing off the police force one by one. "The Blitz" manages to slip through the grasp of Tom every time, and with the precious lives of his colleagues diminishing one by one, Tom is led to the question: if we can't protect our own, then what good are we? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's cop-killer versus killer-cop.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, language, some drug use and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£266,148 (United Kingdom), 20 May 2011, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,774,948, 31 December 2011
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First film starring Jason Statham and Luke Evans together. They will later play brothers in the Fast and Furious series. See more »

Goofs

After the murder of the female police officer, the reporter says that she died instantly, even though she was choking on her own blood for nearly 20 seconds. See more »

Quotes

Nash: I finally said fuck it, I'll take the law into my own hands, so I broke into the peado's house at four in the morning and I smashed his bollocks with a baseball bat until they fucking popped.
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Connections

References The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Stompbox
Performed by THE QEMISTS
Written by L Black / L HArris / D Arnold
Published by Just Isn't Music (PRS)
Taken from The Album 'Join The Q'
Licensed Courtesy of Ninja Tune
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Really?!?
30 July 2011 | by jonmccannSee all my reviews

Let me tell you what Jason Statham is good at, so you get what I mean, he does the bad guy, with a heart, and great at action fighting scenes better than anyone today. What he is incapable of doing is good guy.

I really like Statham in the roles he plays as a bad guy, crank and transporter are great film series that have given him some real credance.

Playing an English cop in an English film is not his strongpoint.

That said, its not because of Statham this didn't work (although it doesn't help), I never read the book and have no intention of doing so, but I can only imagine the plot holes in the book are as bad as the film.

It's a film that deserves at best to be an itv feature, not a movie, in fact if they had made it that way it could have worked better.

Most of the acting was appalling, due mainly to the fact that the whole storyline was...A bloke is killing cops. Thats not a bad start, except the filmmaker tried to incorporate different story lines, without introducing a story, for example, we have a black female cop, who mentions early on she was undercver and out of rehab, but thats it, you're left to make your own story up about what happened!!! If I want to make my own story up, I would do so, not watch a 1hr 37 min film with the expectation they will do it for me!! This is very disappointing, because I expect a lot of statham, but him aside, it doesn't deliver anything but a budget bargain bin film. If you buy it for more than a pound, call the police, you have been defrauded!!


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