The Criminal

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

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.


Release details

98 mins

Cast and crew

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