Yardie Reviews

  • Yardie
    • Genre : Drama, Thriller
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 101 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Rialto Pictures
    • Official Site : http://www.rialtopictures.com/catalogue/yardie
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Movie Reviews

  • many strong elements just don’t come together in this adaptation of the best-seller; the acting is decent, the cinematography is well-executed, and the music is on point, but the delivery and the tone are completely mismatched
    by Yolanda Machado [The Wrap ]
  • Idris Elba's directorial debut falls flat; this flat and formulaic crime yarn has all sorts of flaws: Woefully under-developed characters, a stilted pace, and dull bursts of violence being just a few
    Review rate : D+ by David Ehrlich [Indiewire ]
  • as the lead, Aml Ameen is a strong presence, and Idris Elba specifies the local details of a time-tested story. While "Yardie" hits familiar beats, viewers get the sense they're on Elba's turf
    Review rate : B- by Adam Graham [Detroit News ]
  • "Yardie" is a sprawling drug-world saga, but whatever narrative flaws it has are helped out by an infectious selection of dub-heavy reggae tracks and an authentically gritty sense of period and place
    Review rate : B- by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • "Yardie" is a rather listless gangland saga, lacking the muscularity that the genre demands; it's a pedestrian effort that could have used a serious hit of Elba's dangerous charisma onscreen
    by David Rooney [The Hollywood Reporter ]

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