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The Corrupted (2019)

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Liam is an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. Liam's drive for redemption will see him caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption.

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Ron Scalpello

Writer:

Nick Moorcroft
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Claflin ... Liam McDonagh
Timothy Spall ... Clifford Cullen
Hugh Bonneville ... Anthony Hammond
Noel Clarke ... DS Neil Beckett
Charlie Murphy ... DS Gemma Connelly
Joe Claflin ... Sean McDonagh
Naomi Ackie ... Grace
Aled Arhyel Aled Arhyel ... Archie
David Hayman ... DCI Raymond Ellery
George Russo ... DI Frank Walsh
Don Gilet ... DI Graham Patterson
Cathal Pendred ... Gerry Dwyer
Alan McKenna ... Isaac Gale
Decca Heggie ... Jonjo Dixon
Sam Otto ... Nayan Khaliq
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Set after the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has high-level connections in politics, finance and the police force. Liam's drive for redemption sees him caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption.

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In a corrupt City, redemption is worth fighting for

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The second film released in 2019, after Fisherman's Friends (2019), to feature both Noel Clarke and David Hayman that is written by Nick Moorcroft. See more »

Goofs

Dialogue will often abruptly end whenever the film cuts. See more »

Quotes

Raymond Ellery: Corruption. This city thrives on it.
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Crazy Credits

Sam Claflin and Timothy Spall are credited using 'diagonal billing'. See more »

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Ok Brit flick, but could've easily been much better...
26 February 2020 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

...if it wasn't for the convoluted plot-hole ridden screenplay, especially in the beginning. Even the score was overbearing and annoying in the beginning, but I guess 1 of the 21 executive producers stepped up with changes and the story became clearer and the score less annoying. Had the screenplay been edited better, and the slow-paced 103 min run-time cut down to about 85-90 mins, it would've been more enjoyable. The directing and cinematography was decent, but the cast is what held this film together. If this is based on a true story, then I'm guessing such corruption is still present in London. Maybe that'll be a sequel. It's a generous 6/10 from me, mainly for the acting and last 3rd of the film that picked up the pace and intensity.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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$152,434
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