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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Robert Carlyle
Ray Winstone
Steven Waddington
Phil Davis
Damon Albarn
Directors
Antonia Bird
Screenwriters
Ronan Bennett
Running Time
110 minutes

Face
Robert Carlyle plays a gangster in Antonia Bird's crime thriller.


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Plot
Ray is an ex-socialist turned bank robber, who gathers a gang of has-beens to pull off a robbery. But when it all goes Pete Tong, the gang dissolve in a flurry of murderous recriminations.


Verdict
With Face, the British crime thriller comes roaring back to life, earning a mention alongside such greats as The Long Good Friday and the brilliant Get Carter. Antonia Bird jostles Scorsese depth with Tarantino style, creating a hybrid that creates a unique cinematic vision of London's contemporary underworld.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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