Sunday, November 13, 2011

London Boulevard

Colin Farrell is just out of prison.  And although he has every intention of going straight, he quickly gets sucked back into the underworld due to the bad influences surrounding him.

This one has all the elements that would make a fantastic entry in the British crime genre.  The screenplay was written by the same writer as 'The Departed' and it has a great cast including Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone, David Thewlis, and Eddie Marsan.  But yet, sadly, it doesn't achieve it's potential.  And it's the writing that's to blame.  With the exception of a few interesting lines of dialogue here and there, it just isn't up to snuff.  And that's particularly disappointing because the cast are all at the top of their game.

This film is in limited release in theaters and is also more conveniently available on Video on Demand.

Grade: B

1 comment:

  1. Do you think Farrell is a good actor? I'm not sure what I think of his work. I do so like Keira Knightley though.