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The Independent Culture

This chamber piece from the writers of Sexy Beast features Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Tom Wilkinson, John Hurt and Stephen Dillane as five gangsters who gather for a pow-wow after Winstone discovers that his wife (Joanne Whalley) has been unfaithful.

The florid speeches overflow with gob-smacking expletives, fruity slang and ornate metaphors, but in the end they're like the explosions in a mindless action movie: they may be exhilarating, but their sound and fury don't signify much.