A cautionary tale of the extreme idiocy of gun ownership. Inner-city London, a young man out of prison but trapped into a life of crime due to loyalty and brotherhood. A telling social realist portrait.
Some quite powerful moments and good acting from the two leads. A generally well-structured screenplay which judges the issues it deals with well. It rejects stereotypes, particularly in its good portrayal of the strong but not controlling mother. But the plot is a little predictable... And while dialogue at times feels intentionally simple, it's often just banal and repetitious, particularly in the use of slang.
Great photography! Interesting characters which know their own unravelling is juuuust on the horizon, yet never quite manage to change course. A little clichéd in theme, but I'll be keen to see more from Dibb.
Solid debut from Saul Dibb. I would like to see him return to this kind of roots filmmaking in the near future. It's a tragic yet ultimately preventable story that highlights the saddening cycle of violence in East London. Luke Fraser (Curtis) gives an impressive performance.
A decent film portraying the life of inner city youths and their bid to escape the never-ending cycle of violence and confrontation. Ashley Walters puts in a decent performance here as well as Luke Fraser who plays his younger brother. All in all a good effort and worth the watch if you are into these kind of films.