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The Independent Culture

Martin Campbell directs this dated remake of his own much-loved BBC series, with Mel Gibson as a cop investigating his daughter's murder – so he's only got himself to blame.

Perforated with plot holes, and disastrously unsure of its tone, the film starts steadily and sombrely, before switching to a hysterical parody of a conspiracy thriller: a parade of irrelevant car chases and ridiculous assassination attempts, plus Ray Winstone as a hitman who quotes Diogenes.