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We Still Kill the Old Way (2014)

When retired East End villain Charlie Archer is murdered by a feral street gang, his brother Ritchie returns to London from Spain to investigate.


Sacha Bennett




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Ogilvy ... Ritchie Archer
Alison Doody ... Susan Taylor
Christopher Ellison ... Roy Edwards
Danny Hatchard ... Aaron (as Danny-Boy Hatchard)
Lysette Anthony ... Lizzie Davis
James Cosmo ... Arthur
Steven Berkoff ... Charlie Archer
Tony Denham Tony Denham ... Butch Kelly
Dani Dyer Dani Dyer ... Lauren (as Danni Dyer)
Nicky Henson ... Houghton
John Samuel Kande John Samuel Kande ... Leroy
Red Madrell ... DK
Anouska Mond Anouska Mond ... Carmen
Sagar Radia ... Maz
Adele Silva Adele Silva ... Gemma


When retired East End villain Charlie Archer is murdered by a feral street gang, his brother Ritchie returns to London from Spain to investigate.

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Did You Know?


Alison Doody who appears in this film as Susan Taylor is most famous for her appearances as a 'Bond Girl' in A View To A Kill and as the femme fatale Elsa in Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade. See more »


If something similar actually happened, the old gangsters would use cash or contacts to have the current serious gangsters deal with it. Maybe capture the offenders for them to punish. But they would not be acting as if London were a social vacuum. See more »

Crazy Credits

Very last credit - The Archer Gang Will Return in "WE STILL STEAL THE OLD WAY" See more »


Followed by We Still Steal the Old Way (2016) See more »


Faux Human
Performed by Robert Geoffrey Hughes (as Mr. Pelham)
Written and Produced by Robert Geoffrey Hughes
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We Still Kill the Old Way: I'm really torn on this one
6 December 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

This was a recommendation and a movie I'd certainly never had watched otherwise. Not only do I generally dislike British cinema but I hate any "Gangster" related nonsense especially such low rent stuff like this.

It's a revenge tale, a bunch of old school gangsters seeking retribution against young hoodlums who take the life of one their own. On paper this movie stood absolutely no chance with me, but it does have redeeming features.

It's paced perfectly, it's wonderfully constructed and the 4 veterans do a fantastic job especially Ogilvy and Cosmo. It succeeds in making you absolutely detest the antagonists, to levels I haven't seen since Eden Lake (2008).

But on the flipside our heroes are also villians, it's difficult rooting for a side when essentially it's bad vs bad. I don't care if the youth are more obnoxious, in the grand scheme of things I'm sure the protagonists have considerably more blood under their nails. Much like the critically acclaimed Attack the Block (2011), you expect me to cheer on these wretches just because the opposition is worse?

And more? It suffers with the same problem as Eden Lake. Namely, it's too real. What I mean by that is chav scum and youth gangs are rife, you see them to some extent daily regardless of where you are in the country and quite frankly I don't want to see them in movies as well. The first 10 minutes of the film made me deeply uncomfortable for a host of reasons.

So though the film is wonderfully made it suffers due to its own successes. For me this was better than it should have been, but I just can't get behind a movie with such themes.

The Good:

Very well made

Some great performances

The Bad:

Deeply uncomfortable viewing in places

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Hospital security isn't what it used to be

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12 December 2014 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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