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Crimefighters (2010)

The people are afraid: there's a crime wave sweeping the city streets and danger is everywhere. Meanwhile, three bored friends need something to do that doesn't involve the pub. Can they ... See full summary »

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Miles Watts

Writers:

Anna Cathenka (scriptwriter), Miles Watts (scriptwriter)
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Credited cast:
Arron Dennis Arron Dennis ... David
Debbie Hard Debbie Hard
Rami Hilmi ... Danny Cage
Harry Humberstone Harry Humberstone
Emma Keaveney-Roys Emma Keaveney-Roys
Jonic Linley Jonic Linley ... That Twat
Curt Milner ... Curt
Paul Trimmer
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The people are afraid: there's a crime wave sweeping the city streets and danger is everywhere. Meanwhile, three bored friends need something to do that doesn't involve the pub. Can they save the good people of York and make the streets safe to walk in again? Written by Edinburgh International Film Festival

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Comedy

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This Film Is A Crime
3 July 2010 | by nod64See all my reviews

I went to see this film, as it sounded interesting and also wanted to support independent film makers. I wish I'd gone to see something else instead.

I don't know how many drafts the script went through, but it clearly wasn't enough. The dialogue is stilted and unrealistic and a lot of the time sounds like it was made up as they went along. As the other reviewer stated, you would move away if you were sitting next to these people in real life. The plot also needed some tweaking, as the characters seemed to become crime fighters for something to do instead of go to the pub. At least Batman had his murdered parents to avenge.

The fight scenes (when they finally happened) were totally unbelievable and badly directed. I've seen better fight scenes in video games.

The acting is mediocre at best and at least one person is completely miscast. Some of the acting is so wooden in places that the actors could start a blaze if they rubbed up against each other.

This film apparently cost £7,000 to make. I think some of that should have gone to the director for glasses, as there were at least couple of scenes which were out of focus! I don't know if the director was trying to be clever, but it didn't work.

I cannot recommend this film at all, unless it's to see how not to make one. And the only reason I give it 2 stars is to hopefully encourage the director to have another go, as I'm sure that with a bit more effort this could have been a much better film. In fact it might be worth remaking at a later date, in the way that Michael Mann remade L.A. Takedown into Heat


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25 June 2010 (UK) See more »

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GBP7,000 (estimated)
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