Brave attempt at a Brit-crime flick, but fell substantially short of delivering in all the major areas where it should have/ needed to. I would imagine the screenplay read significantly better than the film eventually turned out to be. Unfortunate. :-(
The first ten minutes were awesome. The next 90 minutes were awful and perhaps a commentary on the fact that cops in Great Britain should have guns, or something, because they couldn't aim for shit when they finally got them about half way through. Also, I get it, Professor Xavier has a fucked up knee because Sinestro shot him once. I GET IT. I FUCKING GET IT. Also: no nudity. Dumb movie.
I thought this film was pretty good despite all of the typical tropes up until the third act reveal, as the story became something larger than it should have been. It's really a shame as the cast was top notch, the cinematography and production design were also high points but the most important element of the story was unfortunately this films weakest link.
By far not good enough to be a quality thriller, but not quite bad enough for me to feel like I've wasted my time with it. Features some great performances, a nice soundtrack and is visually quite attractive. However, the plot feels too messy, confusing and towards the end proves to be pretty much empty - a terrible anticlimax.
Good action thriller with a few shades of Michael Mann and many a South Koreans crime flicks. Both Strong and McAvoy put in good performances and are supported by a solid supporting cast. Production work is stellar and London looks both gorgeous and gritty. The action is loud and old school which is a plus. The drawback here is the plot which is more than derivative and lacks finesse and real suspense.