Aroview: A harder-edged version of Britcrime from the LOCK STOCK stable, this has Daniel Craig playing a cocaine dealer on the verge of retirement, 'persuaded' into two last jobs.
Firstly he must track down the heroin-addicted daughter of a mobster, and secondly negotiate the transfer of a stolen load of ecstasy, jobs which find him crashing through all the 'layers' of the underworld 'cake'. Although assembled from familiar parts, this manages to work its fan-boy concepts into a fairly gripping tale, with Craig displaying some of the chiselled intensity that has made him a 007-in-waiting. Scripted from his own novel by J.J. Connolly.
Average rating (Very Good). Showing 1-2 of 2 member reviews.
4 stars (Very Good) A British crime action/suspense film in the same line as 'Lock Stock', although somewhat grittier and less funny. Overall, a good film with Craig proving why he should (and has) become the next Bond.~Tom H
3 stars (Good Enough) The screenplay has a good balance of action and comedy the latter being generated through an impressive list of both quality (e.g. Michael Gambon) and character actors. Sally Hawkins and Jamie Foreman steal their scenes.~tubbs