Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Michael Caine, James Fox, Matthew Pochin, Rae Baker, Kenneth Colley
Director: Geoffrey Reeve
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
A GOOD BRITISH CRIME FILM
Andrew Mangravite | 07/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Shadow Run" isn't a great crime film on the order of "Get Carter" or "The Long Good Friday," but it is an enjoyable enough tale of a heist gone wrong. The great pleasure of the film is, of course, Michael Caine, one of the few actors who can be equally effective as good guy or bad. Here, he plays Haskell, a very bad man who's teamed up with an even badder man to loot a vanload of banknote paper. What could have been a "by-the-numbers" shoot-em-up is helped immeasurably by a sub-plot involving the nastiness that goes on in a British public school. The school and robbery subplots converge in a satisfying way, and no one can purr out a terrifying threat better than Sir Michael."
Another case of good actors in bad movies
Mavrilon | Tennessee,USA | 04/01/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am a great admirer of the work of British actors, James Fox and Caine.
Michael Caine had appeared in a great many movies which he should have thought twice about before signing the contract.This is one of those movies.
Caine does his old Cockney ganster bit which he developed in the original version of the ITALIAN JOB.In this one he turns ruthless,rather like a simular character he played in the classic British ganster film, MONA LISA. But it's just not working well here for him.
In additon to the grand heist theme of the movie, there's a poorly developed sub-plot concerning a nerdy English public school boy, who finds out about the heist and keeps encountering the plotters.
One of my favorite British actors, James Fox, is also wasting his time here as a corrupt Upper Class civil servant( roles which he plays so well).
Fox who started his career as a child actor ,has been making movies for over 50 years.He like Michael Caine, has made some very good one and some rather bad ones, this film being one of the latter.
The poorly written script stretches credulity to limit and there is far too much gratuitous violence to be justtified by the story .
I found the movie over all to be very disappointing."