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Category Archives: Crime

One for the Money

For once, this below par rom-com chick flick is no reason here to crucify Katherine Heigl as she does her perky best with the flimsy material at her disposal. Not quite as fun and likeable as the makers and the fans of the books would have been hoping for.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

More of the same from Robert Downey Jr. and company as Ritchie takes the spirit of Sherlock Holmes and gives it a modern twist. A fun watch but sometimes the special effects need to be toned down a little.


Undoubtedly ridiculous but hugely entertaining with cool characters, a likeable new 007 and awesome stunts. Just the shot in the arm the Bond series needed.

Eastern Promises

The Cronenberg-Mortensen partnership gels to great effect in this intelligent tale of the Russian Mafia and sex trafficking in the UK. Better than A History of Violence, I’d say.

Tower Heist

A largely forgettable crime caper that thankfully has enough plot to hang the jokes on. The best thing Rattner and Murphy have made for a long time but that’s not much of a compliment.

The Boondock Saints

The ridiculous and over-the-top nature of two Irish lads living the American wet dream is both the making of and the downfall of The Boondock Saints. Definitely one for the love-it or hate-it category.

In Time

The main advantage of living in this dystopian future where most people die at 25 would be that I would have died before being made to watch this movie. In Time certainly doesn’t live up to it’s potential.

Johnny English Reborn

Despite having some amusing moments, Johnny English is too sanitised and features too much unfunny slapstick to appeal to even a semi-sophisticated audience. Hopefully it’s not the death knell for Rowan Atkinson.

Killer Elite

A standard conspiracy thriller that looks great but doesn’t really deliver on entertainment value. Gary McKendry does succeed in making watching Killer Elite feel just like stepping back in time to Britain in the grim 1980s though.

Blood Diamond

An African adventure with a heart and a questionable accent. Definitely, more fun and less depressing than watching an informercial, bru.