A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration. Can he get revenge and win back his fed-up girlfriend?

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Rowan Athale

Writer:

Rowan Athale
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Credited cast:
Vanessa Kirby ... Nicola
Matthew Lewis ... Dodd
Iwan Rheon ... Dempsey
Timothy Spall ... D I West
Luke Treadaway ... Harvey
Neil Maskell ... Steven Roper
Gerard Kearns ... Charlie
Brad Moore ... Sgt Kendon
Lewis Rainer ... PC Nixon
Grant Crookes Grant Crookes ... Prison Officer
Paul Clayton Paul Clayton ... Albert
Gary Cargill ... Scouse
Andy Calderwood ... Ropers cronie
David Turner ... Construction Site Manager
Neil Athale Neil Athale ... Prisoner
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Battered, bruised and under arrest, Harvey Miller (Luke Treadaway) sits in a police interview room facing interrogation. Clutching a stack of eyewitness statements, Detective Inspector West (Timothy Spall) has no doubt in Harvey's part in a foiled robbery, and his subsequent attempted murder of local businessman Steven Roper. Denying everything, Harvey agrees to tell his version of events in full. We take in his release from prison a month earlier, and the malevolent, unjust act that put him in there. We see his emotional reunion with his sibling-like best friends, and the immovable loyalty they have for one another. We see the rekindling of a lost love, a second chance for two people meant for each other. We see the ingenious planning of the ill-fated robbery, the amazing twist, the shocking outcome and the real driving force behind it - retribution. What unfolds is an exhilarating, moving and hilarious story of loyalty, jealousy, friendship, revenge and the pursuit of happiness. Written by MoliFilms

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He gave a year of his life. Now he's stealing it back.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Harvey: The Scouser said he used a meat-delivery van as his cover so he'd only drop at suitable places, restaurants or big pubs that serve food. No, the only place round here that fits the description is The Rise club.
Dodd: Okay. The club makes sense as a dropping point. But why would Roper leave his money in there and not in own his office? He doesn't own the club.
Harvey: Albert's in his pocket and it puts some distance between him and his money in case he ever gets his collar felt.
Dempsey: I suppose his firm looks after ...
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Nobody's Going Anywhere
Performed by 'Felix Leiter'
Courtesy of Ben Yales
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Best British Film in a long time.

Having watched a number of British crime/gangster/hiest films has led me to a simple conclusion...we just don't do them so well (with the exception of a notable few). Flimsy story lines, flimsier plots and character development to name just a few of my gripes. Very few stand up against what the rest of the world has to offer.

I went into this film with very little expectation, and up until the last 30 mins it seemed I was to be proved right yet again....not so!

A great watch in the end. Yes, the storyline doesn't tread any new ground. But what it does, it does very well I think. It seems to plod along quite nicely with some decent enough character development and acting (but to be honest nothing spectacular). But the plot and the twists towards the end are well worth the wait. And kudos to the director/writer to leave in a 'did he/didn't he' scenario, where it is left to the viewers imagination as to what happens next. Far too few film makers do this in my opinion, preferring to spoon-feed the audience every bit of detail.

I was also impressed with the soundtrack. Very contemporary (with the odd golden oldie thrown in), and which was actually quite emotional at times.

I must admit I have been rather generous in rating this a 7/10. But that is because I am just so pleased that something of this quality has been produced in Britain.

Would definitely recommend this.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wasteland See more »

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