The Criminal

Film, Thrillers
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Like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, this impressive British debut feature is a comic (rather than comedy) thriller, but Mackintosh has exchanged a mannered performance for one of assured complexity. He plays J, a musician whose life takes a turn after he meets Sarah (Little) in a bar. Soon he's caught in a web of murder and conspiracy spun by a powerful criminal elite. From the imaginative opening (with its excruciatingly funny chat-up banter), this is a sophisticated drama marked by fresh ideas, economic and highly entertaining dialogue, and visual flair. And Bernard Hill should get a gong for his support role as a foul mouthed detective.

By: EPe

Release details

Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Julian Simpson
Screenwriter: Juliam Simpson
Cast: Steve Mackintosh
Eddie Izzard
Bernard Hill
Natasha Little
Holly Aird
Yvan Attal
Andrew Tiernan
Jana Carpenter
Justin Shelvin
Barry Stearn
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