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Bigga Than Ben Review

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The film follows the wild exploits of two freewheeling Russians as they embark on a headlong charge through the seedy underworld of the multi-cultural melting pot that is London.

★★★★★

Based on Sergei Sakin and Pavel Tetersky’s diaries, Bol’she Ben: A Guide To Ripping Off London, this is part Guy Ritchie, part Ken Loach. And let’s face it, that could have been a disaster — but happily Suzie Halewood’s debut feature isn’t half bad. Despite a rocky start, once it settles down the adventure of Cobakka (Ben Barnes) and Spiker (Andrey Chadov) in the grime of South-East London sheds some honest light on many of the rough and ugly truths about the modern migrant experience in Britain.

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