Crime Jealousy & Revenge
Amy | Australia | 05/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Goldie and David Bowie star in this gritty crime thriller. The film opens with Ray (Andrew Goth) and Terry (Goldie) getting released from jail. The two are cousins, long-time friends, and fellow gang members. Ray wants to go straight, have a family and a real job. Terry wants to get back in the business and does so with a life of crime. He makes a killing selling drugs to school kids, enlarges his already sizeable arsenal, and intimidates all who encroach on his turf, especially a mysterious Chinese gang. During Terry's incarceration, gang matters were left to the button-down super-efficient dealings of Bernie (Bowie); after his release, tensions between the two thugs rapidly build. Seeing Ray's return to the straight life as weakness, the evil jealous Terry kidnaps and tortures Ray's girlfriend. Ray resolves to get revenge and an ultra-violent shoot out soon ensues.The ending shall leave you in suspense......"
FIRE THE EDITOR!!
deanye | 09/07/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I just may be the biggest Bowiephile ever. I heard about the film from a friend, who hated it. I bought the film on the strength of my interest in all things Bowie. Period. As I watched the first 20-30 minutes of the film, I just knew in my heart that it was going to get better. I guess the joke was on me that fateful day. Not only is the movie confusing of many levels, the story is far from original, none of the characters actually develop, and even the soundtrack is sub-par. In a nutshell: Two brothers are released from prison on the same day, then decide to return to a life of crime. That's it!! That's everything this movie has to offer. Bowie had a great opportunity to take his character of an aging English Ganster to some interesting places. Instead, he nonchalantly meanders through his lines without offering us anything more than a script reading. Also, whoever heard of a hardcore gangster who sews?!!? In short, I can't recommend this film even out of curiosity."
Gangsta flick for the drum'n'bass massive
Dave Angus | Nanaimo, B.C. Canada | 01/09/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Stylish low budget UK gangsta picture set in Manchester: drum'n'bass and ragga soundtrack with bass at realistic nightclub/car audio volumes (at least on the DVD version). Expect your subwoofer(s) to get a good workout, and things to fall off the walls. Maybe the boy-band-ish dance act is a little cheesy, but the violence and bass make up for it.
While the sound on the DVD is excellent, the video is full-screen (4:3) only, and not very sharp. Some of the text in the credits is nearly illegible. See the forum for this movie at IMDB for a transcription of the soundtrack listing."
A Good Movie
deanye | New Orleans, La | 12/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I first saw it, I was half sleep and It had caught my attention. So I watched it again and It was a Good Movie. I think Andrew Goth, Goldie and Mr. Bowie did a Great Job, in a movie about Obsession, Jealous rage. The music was Phat!!!"