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Break (2020)

A gifted inner-city kid, wasting his talents on crime, gets in over his head until a chance encounter with a stranger presents him with an opportunity to turn his life around. But is it too late?


Michael Elkin


Michael Elkin





Credited cast:
Rutger Hauer ... Ray
Luke Mably ... Terry Pryde
Joe Egan ... Paddy John
Ethan Hazzard ... Michael
Sam Gittins ... Spencer Pryde
Adam Deacon ... Weasel
Jamie Foreman ... Monty
Terri Dwyer ... Cathy
Charlie Wernham Charlie Wernham ... Wallis
Sophie Stevens ... Shelley
David Yip ... Qiang
Max Fincham ... Lloyd
Anna Danshina ... Alena
Lee Nicholas Harris ... Sergeant Kelly
Mark Homer ... Prison Officer Yates


Spencer Pryde (Sam Gittins), a gifted snooker player is wasting his talents, choosing instead to indulge in petty crime with his mates, but when things begin spiralling out of control, he seeks sanctuary in the one place he feels safe, the local snooker hall. While there, he is presented with an opportunity to turn his life around after a chance encounter with a Chinese stranger named Qiang (David Yip). Qiang, a former 8-ball pool champion turned coach, tries to convince Spencer to turn pro. But, in order to make a new life for himself, Spencer will need to break away from his friends, his environment, and the negative elements of his current life. Written by Production

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More entertaining watching Ebdon play
1 September 2020 | by mrbwembwemSee all my reviews

I tried my best to enjoy Break, but it was hard find anything good about it.

The story is dull and predictable, the main protagonist is unlikeable, the editing in the film is a joke (keep an eye on the scoreboards that aren't changed to correspond to the match and the balls on the table that move around the table during a certain scene where 2 people are talking next to the table, the reds keep moving around!)

Its also laughable, ooh we will make it more legit by getting 3 professional snooker players in the film too for less than 30 seconds of screen time. Its laughably bad.

It ain't great, I love snooker but this is not a good film at all, its up there with one of the worst films I've ever watched.

Only good thing about the film is Ken Dohertys appearance, and thats about it...

People who down vote this - its my opinion and its fairly true, no film goes without criticism and I'm 'that guy'. You can't rate this film a 10, no way... you're pretty much saying its the greatest film of all time if you rate it a 10 - which the film is actually quite the opposite!

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