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Anthony Quinn
Friday 09 March 2007 01:00
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Nick Love continues his quite dispiriting anatomy of English yob culture. Sean Bean plays a former paratrooper returning from Iraq who finds himself disillusioned with society and disgusted with the failure of the authorities to protect its citizens. So he recruits a vigilante gang of various fellow malcontents and sets about pursuing a Daily Mail-style law enforcement upon select villains. Sadly, any investigation of Bean's potentially interesting character is soon abandoned in favour of violent set-pieces in which young men trade punches and, later, automatic gunfire.

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