A True Soldier Never Leaves The Battlefield
Soldier Robert Miller returns home from Afghanistan unable to fit back into society.Living on a violent council estate and finding work in undercover surveillance, he becomes obsessed with taking down a group of local gangsters who are intrinsically tied to a suspected terrorist cell. Taking the situation into his own hands, Robert embarks on a brutal quest for justice, with devastating consequences.
Really enjoyed this, it's kind of like a mix of Dead Man's Shoes and Spooks with a bit of Death Wish-esque vigilante revenge thrown in there for good measure.
Toby Kebbell proves once again that he's one of the best young actors the UK has right now and I think it'll only be a matter of time until he lands a role that turns him into a household name.
It's a shame the cover art makes it look like a run of the mill direct to DVD action movie, as that's not the case at all. Yes there is some action, but it's more of a thriller than anything else.
Sotaveteraani. Paljastus. Salaliitto.
Read many not too good reviews on this, but it's actually a really good movie.
Ok, but not great. I'd rather watch 'Dead Mans Shoes', 'Attack the block' or 'Taxi Driver' again. Feels like a combination of the three, only they are all superior to this one.
Superb. Almost a British Taxi Driver.
Decent low budget British thriller about a psychologically damaged Afghan war veteran who uncovers a conspiracy between the British intelligence service and local drug dealers on his estate. It's well acted, never overtly right wing (the material suggests it could be) and even though it meanders in the middle it makes up for it with a remarkable final shoot out which was clearly influenced by Michael Mann's "Heat". Never outstanding but worth seeing.
A well made, often thrilling action film that makes the most of its budget and is bolstered by a strong performance from Toby Kebbell.
The two plot strands don't gel together as well as I'd have liked, and the ending seems somewhat rushed, but there are enough good moments to balance this out.
There are far worse ways to spend ninety minutes.
This didn't have as much of an impact on me as I hoped it would.
I did an article for AICN a couple months back all about the recent spate of "estate" films or "tower block" films. It was just a fun, list-style article that covered some movies set in those British versions of America's projects.
I have to say that THE VETERAN is going to fall pretty low on my list of films set in those locations.
I like the lead, Toby Kebbell, who I still think of as the guy from ROCKNROLLA. And the final act is pretty brutal.
But the warring stories (1 an espionage thriller, 1 a ghetto gangster tale) don't really mesh very well throughout.…
Passable. I will say there's more than a few estates in this country that could use a veteran lol