Crime films

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There Are No Saints review – Schrader script is schlocky revenge thriller
An attempt to resuscitate a Mexico-set Paul Schrader crime movie – complete with a dodgy Tim Roth cameo – fails miserably

Peter Bradshaw

21, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Heat: Robert De Niro and Al Pacino reunite to discuss their hit thriller
At a special Tribeca film festival event, the stars of Michael Mann’s acclaimed crime saga reminisced while offering suggestions of who could play them in a remake

Charles Bramesco in New York

18, Jun, 2022 @2:41 PM

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Yes Man review – London gang story is marked out by astute introspection
Familiar tropes are given new life in this sensitive directorial debut starring the magnetically stoic Kieton Saunders-Browne

Phil Hoad

06, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Leave No Traces review – dense, detailed reconstruction of the killing of a Polish teen
An account of a murder in early 1980s Warsaw by communist-era police mixes John le Carré-ish intrigue with a documentary-like detachment

Cath Clarke

06, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Pickpocket review – existential thrills in Robert Bresson’s study of a thief’s progress
Bresson’s 1959 film about a misfit who dreams of rising above conventional morals is a brilliant example of the cinema of ideas

Peter Bradshaw

31, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Nostalgia review – bittersweet crime yarn also homecoming love-letter to Naples
Tremendously shot and terrifically acted, this Neapolitan gangster drama from Mario Martone shatters the rose-tinted spectacles

Peter Bradshaw

26, May, 2022 @10:12 AM

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Psycho review – well worth getting scared in the shower all over again
The rereleased, uncut version highlights the calculation and skill that went into making a genre-defining horror classic

Peter Bradshaw

25, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Get Carter review – Michael Caine delivers in stone-cold crime classic
Mike Hodges’ Brit-crime magnum opus from 1971, which gave Caine the role of a lifetime as gangland enforcer Jack Carter, can be savoured again on re-release

Peter Bradshaw

25, May, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Cop Secret review – Reykjavík’s answer to Hot Fuzz in action flick sendup
Former footballer Hannes Þór Halldórsson makes his film debut with a goofy comedy about a knucklehead cop afraid to come out as gay

Cath Clarke

17, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘RoboCop was like the American Jesus’ – Paul Verhoeven on his ultra-violent cult classic
‘Acting was important – but I can’t deny that Peter Weller’s chin was one of the main reasons we cast him’

Interviews by Simon Bland

16, May, 2022 @1:08 PM

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Dobermann review – Vincent Cassel’s brutal pulp thriller still bites
This 1997 policier, directed by Jan Kounen, pulses with violent energy, although its pop-video aesthetic looks dated

Peter Bradshaw

11, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Rhino review – bleakness and brutality in the Ukrainian underworld
The second film from anti-Putin director-activist Oleg Sentsov is a stylish tale of gangland violence in post-Soviet Ukraine

Peter Bradshaw

11, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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