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Inside Men 

The story of three employees of a security depot who plan and execute a multi-million pound cash heist.
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Series cast summary:
Steven Mackintosh ...  John 4 episodes, 2012
Warren Brown ...  Marcus 4 episodes, 2012
Nicola Walker ...  Kirsty Coniston 4 episodes, 2012
Ashley Walters ...  Chris 4 episodes, 2012
Hannah Merry Hannah Merry ...  Olivia Doyle / ... 4 episodes, 2012
Leila Mimmack ...  Dita 4 episodes, 2012
Kierston Wareing ...  Gina 4 episodes, 2012
Paul Popplewell ...  Tom 4 episodes, 2012
Rebekah Staton ...  Sandra 4 episodes, 2012
Gregg Chillin ...  Riaz 4 episodes, 2012
Tom Mannion Tom Mannion ...  Gordon 3 episodes, 2012
Ruth Gemmell ...  Rebecca 3 episodes, 2012
Irfan Hussein ...  Kalpesh 3 episodes, 2012
Donna Alexander Donna Alexander ...  Alice 3 episodes, 2012
John Maguire John Maguire ...  Reporter / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Cornell John ...  Sid 3 episodes, 2012
Daniel Coonan Daniel Coonan ...  Kevin 2 episodes, 2012
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The story of three employees of a security depot who plan and execute a multi-million pound cash heist.

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Greed. Security. Revenge. What would you steal for?

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UK

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English

Release Date:

20 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Insidermännen See more »

Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK

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1.78 : 1
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23 November 2012 | by wandereramorSee all my reviews

Inside Men is the kind of antihero drama that's become so trendy lately boiled down to its essentials in four hours of drama. Steve Mackinotsh gives a great performance as the central character, who doesn't so much transform from nebbish bank manager to near-sociopathic bank robber as reveal the ruthless criminal that was always hidden beneath the benign bourgeois facade -- and that might be beneath our benign bourgeois facades too.

Ashley Waters, Warren Brown and Nicola Walker also give great supporting performances, and what helps them out is a script that makes their characters every bit as interesting as Mackintosh's. These characters are the starring roles in their own lives, and we get enough of these lives (in particular a very real depiction of working-class British life) to be interested in them. Inside Men occasionally uses melodrama in place of backstory (Chris's mother springs to mind), but for the most part the time spent in these worlds is rewarding.

Some other narrative choices are less successful. The flash-forward structure, while striking at first, quickly becomes burdensome and removes a lot of narrative tension from the events in the past. In the last episode in particular the series seems to be unable to figure out what to do with the plot. And even though a lot about Inside Men is well-done, I always found myself wondering a bit what the point was. As I said above, this is a condensed version of a show like Breaking Bad, but condensation often takes out the flavour, and what we have is a narrative we've seen done better before.

It's perhaps unfair to compare Inside Men to all previous shows with this narrative trajectory, which include some of the best TV shows ever. It's good enough to stand on its own. But in the end it comes off as just a well-executed crime story. If that sounds up your alley, give this one a shot.


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