The Rise Review

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Stitched up on a possession charge and in prison for a year, Harvey (Treadaway) wants revenge on the man who put him there, Steven Roper (Maskell). The solution? An elaborate heist that will hit the thuggish crime lord where it hurts most.

★★★★★

At first glance, Another Urban Yoof Movie but there’s a fresh Angry Young Man feel to this botched-heist thriller. A simmering Luke Treadaway recalls an ingenious robbery in unreliable flashback, staged by director Rowan Athale with high style and Northern gruffness. Special bonus: Neville Longbottom, all grown up, swearing like a champion.

It may not be immune to the odd Brit thriller cliché, but this is an assured, stylish heist thriller from the debut filmmaker.