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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
James McAvoy
Rosario Dawson
Vincent Cassel
Directors
Danny Boyle
Screenwriters
Joe Ahearne
John Hodge
Running Time
101 minutes

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Born really really slippy


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Plot
Simon (McAvoy) double-crosses Franck (Cassel), his partner in an art heist, but suffers amnesia after a head injury and can’t recall where he has hidden a stolen Goya masterpiece. Franck insists Simon consult hypnotherapist Elizabeth (Dawson), dragging her into a game of multiple betrayals and buried memories...


Verdict
Though it rings ever so slightly hollow as cool shades into callousness, this exercise in sexy suspense and brain-scrambling mystery is a dazzling, absorbing entertainment which shows off Danny Boyle’s mastery of complex storytelling and black, black humour.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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