Aas a Liverpudlian who just watched the great Violent Playground last week, I thought I'd start a list of Merseyside-set…
Hoping to raise enough capital to finance a legitimate business and leave behind his life of crime, Liverpool underworld boss Ged Brennan (Scot Williams) sends his brother Ratter (Kenny Doughty) and a crew to pull a daring final heist. But when Ratter kills a drug kingpin during the job, Brennan must turn to rival crook Franner (Stephen Graham) to avert an all-out gangland war. This thriller from director Adrian Vitoria co-stars Cordelia Bugeja.
This is a bit of a rambling mess. There were a few good bits but nothing new or interesting enough to really grab you.
I've tried watching this 3 times now, mostly on the recommendations of mates. I made it maybe 20 minutes in this time. I'm done with it. I can only rate it for "things happening in it". I switched off some time after a masturbation scene which is meant to be funnny.
Decent enough British gangster thriller that derives a lot from Lock, Stock (including the soundtrack) and is fairly predictable but the action is brutal.
Good British mafia thriller, it reminds me of "The Town", only that this one is much more fun.
Nice. Very nice!
- Violent Playground
- Revengers Tragedy
- The Reckoning
- Die Hard
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind
- Once Upon a Time in America
- The Outlaw Josey Wales
- The 51st State
- An Awfully Big Adventure
- The Crew
- Educating Rita
I've decided to edit my previous list of films set in Liverpool to comply with the LetterboxdCity tag.