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Synopsis: After coming out of hiding to take care of a problem involving his son, robber Jacob Sternwood will once again face his police opposite number Max Lewinsky who almost caught him the last time.

Main Cast: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Peter Mullan, Daniel Mays, David Morrisey, Andrea Riseborough, Johnny Harris

The Hype: This one slipped right under the cinema radar. Largely because it is a British National Lottery funded film and they rarely get noticed. I saw the trailer via IMDB a few weeks ago and decided to check it out.

What I Thought: This was quite an enjoyable film to watch. The cast immediately grabbed me as a very good collection of British talent and I was intrigued by the trailer and how it would pan out. I do like a good robbery type movie and although it isn’t completely about that, it does set the scene for the main characters. The film is shot very nicely and it all looks very crisp and clean against the backdrop of London, mostly at night amongst all the bright lights and tall buildings. The performances are exactly what you would expect from a cast of this quality and although the plot isn’t the most advanced, I wasn’t bored and did wonder how it would all pan out in the end.

Conclusions: Good action sequences despite the low budget, excellent British cast, nicely filmed and a decent storyline.

Smurfin’ The Web Rating: 3.5stars

Trailer:

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