Friday 01 October 2010
Coming only a week after The Town, this cops'n'robbers action thriller looks a very coarse bit of work.
We are once again in a world of violent bank hold-ups, this time the work of a gang of would-be playboys in smart duds and fast cars. Idris Elba plays their leader, the only other notable being Hayden Christensen in an annoying pork-pie hat. The strong point of the film is Matt Dillon, believably driven in the none-too-original role of a cop who's sacrificed his family and happiness in pursuit of the bad guys. "You look like shit, man," says his partner (Jay Hernandez). Actually, he looks brooding, dark-eyed, maturely handsome – like Matt Dillon does. The four screenwriters, including the director John Luessenhop, have not laboured overmuch to dodge the oncoming cliches, and there's a faintly juvenile tinge to the regard in which they apparently hold their well-dressed felons. One chase scene on foot through an office building raises the tempo, but the film, perhaps aiming at the epic quality of Heat, has about as much resonance as a GQ photo-shoot.
Final Top Gear reviewTV
FestivalsFive ways to avoid the portable toilets
Jurassic WorldThe results are completely brilliant
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Michael Douglas regrets 'embarrassing' Catherine Zeta-Jones with oral sex comments
- 2 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 3 Tunisian builder has been hailed a hero after knocking gunman to the ground with roof tiles
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 E.L James's #AskELJames Twitter Q&A didn't go exactly as planned
Cara Delevingne attacks superhero movies as 'totally sexist' while praising Suicide Squad
Kanye West at Glastonbury 2015: 'He raps' - BBC subtitles team upstages Yeezy with hilarious description of lyrics
Glastonbury 2015: Lionel Richie attracts festival's biggest crowds for Sunday's 'dad slot'
Top Gear last episode review: A momentous occasion for Clarkson, Hammond and May fans
E.L James's #AskELJames Twitter Q&A didn't go exactly as planned
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
David Cameron struck double blow in his hopes to win Britain a new EU deal
Extend Right To Buy to tenants of private landlords, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato