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Hackney's Finest

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
Hackney's Finest
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

‘The streets of London are paved with blood,’ declares the poster for this knockabout indie. It’s a troubling assertion (how on earth do you pave something with liquid?), but not the most questionable decision behind this tale of bent coppers, Welsh Yardies and a pie-faced Danny Dyer-alike in a hat, all embroiled in a Rizla-thin plot centring around a pile of class-A McGuffins.

If this is an East End gangster flick, why does most of the action take place in an anonymous flat and a knackered warehouse in Tilbury? Why is hero Sirus – aforementioned hat-wearer with a heroin habit – so thoroughly unlikable? Why does the whole thing feel like a straight-to-DVD sequel of a decades-old Guy Ritchie film? Re: that last one, it’ll be all the freeze-framed character intros, the cheeky-chappie voiceover, the comic-book crazy-gangster stereotypes and the lightning-fast drug montages set to a backdrop of third-rate indie tunes

Written by David Clack

Release Details

  • Release date:Friday 3 April 2015
  • Duration:89 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Chris Bouchard
  • Screenwriter:Thorin Seex
  • Cast:
    • Nathaniel Wiseman
    • Arin Alldridge
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