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Overview


Genre :

Action, Thriller

Release Date :

April 29, 2011 (UK)

Director :

Matthew Hope

Starring :

Toby Kebbell, Brian Cox, Ashley Thomas, Adi Bielski, Tom Brooke

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 5

“..tries too hard to be an offshoot of the Bourne series..”
by Derek Malcolm [This Is London]
2 of 5

“..sadly a bust, so hung up on a hushed, state-of-the-nation authenticity it just sits there, a fuse that keeps fizzing without fully igniting..”
by Tim Robey [Daily Telegraph]
2 of 5

“..muddies any message with a preposterous cake-and-eat-it finale where the estate is turned into a war zone..”
by Phelim O'Neill [The Guardian]
“..gritty shooting style, genre elements and outlandish conspiracy premise into a coherent whole..”
by Charles Gant [Variety]
3 of 5

“..cleverly mixes several different elements and ultimately succeeds..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
3 of 5

“..a powerful, punchy slice urban thriller..”
by David Hughes [Empire Online]
3 of 5
Reviewed by David Edwards [Daily Mirror]

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