Saturday, April 24, 2010

It must be Belgium

Tu£sday: Gangster-britflick pastiche, set in the eighties and starring Philip Glenister and John Simm as bank robbers. Which should make the whole thing read like a kind of inverted Life on Mars, but instead it gets pretty much everything else wrong. Characters are cardboard, reveals come too soon, the seeing-the-action-from-multiple-points-of-view bit is ineptly handled, and there's no real point to setting the story in the 80s at all, bar perhaps the fact that robbing a bank is a bit pointless these days.

Movie Count for 2010: 41