Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Ben Barnes
Andrei Chadov
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin.
Directors
Suzie Halewood.
Screenwriters
Running Time
minutes

LATEST DVD REVIEWS
100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, The
3 Star Empire Rating
Gremlins
5 Star Empire Rating
Exorcist, The
4 Star Empire Rating
Romance
3 Star Empire Rating
Green Mile, The
4 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Gremlins
5 Star Empire Rating
Intolerance
5 Star Empire Rating
Spirited Away
5 Star Empire Rating
Thief Of Bagdad, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Killing Fields, The
5 Star Empire Rating

Bigga Than Ben
A gritty but action-filled look at the grimier side of Sarff London.


submit to reddit


Plot
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.


Review
Bigga Than Ben
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.


Extras

Bigga Than Ben Bigga Than Ben
Released: 22 June 2009
Extras include a ‘making of’.




Reviewed by Will Thomas

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.

Your Reviews

Average user rating for Bigga Than Ben
Empire Star Rating

RE: Fast and Furious

*oilers hereI saw this last night on the BBC (CLU - it'll be on iPlayer - the programme doesn't look like you by the way)  and I thought it was quite a funny and engaging piece of film-making. The basic plot of the film revolves around two self-proclaimed Russian "scumbags" who flee Russia after being called up for national service by the army. They head to London as they see it as a soft-touch, a place to make easy money through stealing and scams and to take advantage of the overly gener... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 14:35, 18 October 2011 | Report This Post


Fast and Furious

This is a great and honest film - not just as a guide for anyone trying to make it in London - but for those who enjoy a seriously un-PC laugh at the state of things. In the current credit cash climate, it might also give a few tips the rest of us may be needing sooner rather than later on how to survive in London. The two leads are great - and considering their views on their fellow strugglers - loveable by the end. I haven't laughed so much since Airplane. ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by Hardin at 07:16, 05 June 2009 | Report This Post


SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Review Of 2014: The 15 Best Cameos Of The Year
Our favourite one-scene movie-stealers

8 Things You Can Learn From The BFI's Star Wars Exhibition
The original crawl, a 'grotesque' villain and a very different princess

Review Of The Year: 40 Worst Posters Of 2014
One-sheets that you'd rather not have on your wall

Hobbit Q&As: Ian McKellen On Finally Saying Goodbye And Farewell To Gandalf The Grey
Read our exclusive Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies interviews

Review Of 2014: The Best TV Moments Of The Year
We celebrate the small screen's biggest scenes

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)