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Brilliant, exciting and Michael Caine just plays his part so well.
I don't know why this movie isn't an award winner, I found it totally absorbing, disturbing, horrifying even ... Michael Caine at his absolute best. So sad and unfair to think that people actually have to live like this.
A gritty and bleak movie about an lonely old man living on a housing estate dominated by violent crackhead gangs. Michael Caine is brilliant as usual. The sense of realism created by clever directing... Read more and dark monochromatic scenes creates a story that is totally creepy, and lacks the sensationalism that might have been present had it been American produced. Includes the best ever portrayal of a heroine addict that I think I've ever seen.
Excellent. Tight, concise direction, conveying the violence and underworld of drugs with its consequences. Caine is superb as Harry. Story simple but brilliant. Totally unsentimental and brutally straightforward. Get this one!
Have to agree with the expert review - not as good as expected. Well acted and gritty but really slow to get started and doesn't really get much more pace throughout.
Great movie - excellent acting supported by gritty atmosphere and location. Absorbing and shocking right to the end.
Slow to start but got a lot better. Worth getting. MD was great in this movie.
Stand out performances from the two leads plus Harris & Creed-Miles (best scene deleted). A near classic - body count a couple too high.Watch Caine's interview about his roots if available
A dark and violent movie. Caine played his part expertly. Didn't rate it higher just because of the disturbingly violent nature of the movie.
Ah... it is so good to watch a movie where the baddies get their come-uppences! So smug and yet done-in by an old 'past his use by date' pensioner. It was quite slow throughout but it was a suspenseful... Read more slowness and Michael Caine performed his role brilliantly. Glad we watched it.