If you can't Join 'em.. Beat 'Em!!!!
M. H. Green | 08/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'How well do you know your neighbour?'
One of the questions asked by 'Anti Social-Behaviour' ( I can only imagine that the dash is in the wrong place for a reason). The debut feature of Englishman Vinson Pike, the film was shot in and around the town of Swindon. It tells the tale of Jakob Kelser, a loner, and his ultimate descent into madness. Sick and tired of the hell a gang of vicious youths are putting him through, Jakob decides that the system is failing him and takes matters into his own hands.
'Just who is being the more anti-social?'
Another of the questions asked by this admirable piece of wish-fulfillment. 'We have all wanted to do this to troublesome youths at some time or other'.
The performances of the overall un-blooded - no pun intended - cast are assured, especially those of the two leads, David Watkins and Posy Brewer. There is also some eye-catching cinematography from newcomer John Wilson. 'Ambiosis' mouth-watering score is of such a high quality, rarely heard of in low budget films.
I can only thoroughly recommend this thought-provoking film. Not only as an eye-opening way to spend ninety minutes, but also as a 'kick in the guts' social comment.
Oh and yes, it is also an inspiring example that first time film-makers everywhere CAN get their work sold and seen. Dare to dream!"