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Wasteland: movie review

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Wasteland
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

The British, they do love a good heist movie; this thriller about an ex-convict (Luke Treadaway) and his mates ripping off the local drug kingpin, however, seems aimed specifically at folks who still subscribe to lad mags. Everything from the trainers-and-top-gear fetish to the big-beat techno that scores the planning montages screams late-’90s U.K. dude culture, with a large helping of homophobic banter and tough-guy posturing thrown in for good measure. The toxic chest-beating might be tolerable if this tale of vendettas and capers showed an ounce of genuine pop-pulp verve, but director Rowan Athale’s idea of panache is lifting some interrogation-room turnarounds from The Usual Suspects. It’s a waste, for sure—of talent and your time.

Follow David Fear on Twitter: @davidlfear

Written by David Fear

Release Details

  • Duration:106 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Rowan Athale
  • Cast:
    • Luke Treadaway
    • Timothy Spall
    • Iwan Rheon
    • Matthew Lewis
    • Vanessa Kirby
    • Neil Maskell
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