Crime films

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Ride or Die review – bloody revenge and blossoming love in shocking Japanese thriller
A young woman hits the road with the killer of her abusive husband in Ryūichi Hiroki’s adaptation of cult manga series

Phuong Le

16, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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I Blame Society review – film-maker turns serial killer in uneven black comedy
Sometimes funny, often annoying, director Gillian Wallace Horvat’s film tells us what happens when your script is rejected one time too many

Peter Bradshaw

13, Apr, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Be Good or Be Gone review – sharp Dublin crime thriller with deadpan charm
Criminal cousins try to rebuild their lives in Cathal Nally’s likably quirky, low-budget debut feature

Leslie Felperin

12, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Night in Paradise review – operatic Korean display of gunfire and death
This blood-splattered Korean gangster flick with a romantic subplot follows Tae-Gu as he hides out from his enemies

Leslie Felperin

08, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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'They cut the beheading scene': The Long Good Friday, remembered by Helen Mirren and co-stars
Prophetic, frenetic and shockingly brutal, the film became a British classic. For its 40th anniversary, Mirren and other cast members relive their roles in the menacing gangland masterpiece

Nick Hopkins

01, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Original Gangster review – hitman thuggery misfires
Steve Guttenberg hits a career low in this shallow, brutish London crime drama that portrays women with contempt

Cath Clarke

31, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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'A flesh-and-blood lion of French cinema' | Peter Bradshaw on Bertrand Tavernier
The director was a prolific and legendary figure, making films in a dizzying range of genres from crime to sci-fi, satire to jazz

Peter Bradshaw

25, Mar, 2021 @6:36 PM

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Bertrand Tavernier, veteran French director of Round Midnight, dies aged 79
Acclaimed film-maker won a string of awards for a wide variety of films, including crime and film noir, as well as his celebrated film about a jazz musician

Andrew Pulver

25, Mar, 2021 @4:26 PM

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Nemesis review – geezer cliche compilation with a charisma bypass
The Bill’s Billy Murray is a cockney hardman whose ordeal of a family dinner party gets inflicted on us too in this terrible thriller

Cath Clarke

24, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Take Back review – dusty martial arts thriller looks cramped
Despite Gillian White’s charisma, this B-movie thriller, the story of a lawyer’s run-in with melty-face Mickey Rourke’s hoodlum, seems tame

Phil Hoad

23, Mar, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Silk Road review – high-free account of the dark-web drugs emporium
Taking a fanboy stance on Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht doesn’t help Tiller Russell’s underpowered Silicon Valley crime drama

Cath Clarke

16, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Cherry review – taking the 'post' out of post-traumatic stress disorder
Tom Holland brings his A-game to the true story of an army veteran drawn into a life of heroin addiction and bank robbery

Peter Bradshaw

11, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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