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Citizen Gangster

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Scott Speedman in Citizen Gangster
Scott Speedman in Citizen Gangster

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A real-life World War II veteran and family man, Edwin Boyd (Scott Speedman) harbored a secret desire to become an actor. But with no connections in the business, he decided to try bank robbery instead. Disguising himself with his wife’s makeup and dancing his way through heists, the smooth criminal turned larceny into performance art and himself into a national celebrity. Writer-director Nathan Morlando leeches every last bit of color from the frame, until the world around Boyd looks so dreary and drab you can almost understand his desire to liven the place up with a little theatrical mayhem. Boyd was born about 70 years too early; if the man were alive today, he’d have made a great Survivor contestant.

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Written by Matt Singer
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