Sunday, 27 July 2014

Welcome to the Punch (2013)

A so, so British crime thriller that tries to follow the American trend for gloss, lots of glass and neon rather than the usual UK gritty backstreet littered with broken glass.

This seems to work pretty well with nice lighting and some excellent camera work including some stunning aerial shots of London at night. The rest of the film was a little mundane with a simple, easy to follow plot with no twists and no character development.

Mark Strong is top-notch as usual and Johnny Harris gives a great performance with little to work with. Andrea Riseborough on the other-hand was totally wasted; a great actor relegated to secobnd fiddle to a lackluster James McAvoy.

Could have been great but comes out just ok'ish.

Original letterboxd review

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