One of the Uks most exciting directors, Ben Wheatley (‘High-Rise’, ‘A Field in England’) brings us an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong.
1970’s Boston (although shot in Brighton). Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley), and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Arnie Hammer), who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired during the handover, everyone at the scene is thrust into a heart-stopping game of survival. Wheatley’s storytelling is impressive. There are ten key characters, but their personalities and relationships are so briskly established that when the bullets start flying, we can predict who each person will target or protect. Or – this being Wheatley – we think we can. Comparisons to ‘Reservoir Dogs’ are inevitable.
France/UK 2017 Ben Wheatley 90m