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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Mackenzie Crook
Colm Meaney
Gemma Arterton
Imelda Staunton
Antony Sher
Gary Lewis.
Directors
Jonathan Gershfield.
Screenwriters
Running Time
106 minutes

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Three And Out
Going down the Tube...


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Plot
A London Underground train driver (Mackenzie Crook) who has accidentally killed two passengers a few days apart learns that if he kills a third, he will be signed off work on full pay forever. So off he goes in search of a willing third participant.


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Three And Out
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There’s a deliciously dark idea behind this Brit comedy, but it doesn’t quite work. Paul (Mackenzie Crook) is a tube driver who accidentally kills two people on the track. One more hit that month and, his workmates tell him, he gets paid off with 10 years’ salary to compensate for the trauma. And so Paul seeks out suicidal Tommy (Colm Meaney), a drunken vagrant happy to throw himself under the train – so long as he can right his wrongs with Paul’s cash first. The two take an eventful road trip where faintly comic interludes ensue, but the most engaging scenes are between Tommy and his estranged wife (Imelda Staunton). Crook is miscast, however, and undercharacterised to the point of being an unsympathetic hero. Interesting, but messy.


Verdict
Interesting, but messy.


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three (stars) and out

An average black comedy, this Brit movie engages most in its more reflective moments, focusing on characters’ feelings of guilt, anger, sadness and regret. There are some good gags (the highlight being a botched burglary), while all four leads lend heft and credibility to their roles. ... More

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Posted by moviemaniac2 at 21:39, 29 April 2008 | Report This Post


RE:

So disappointed!! There was so much in this film that didn;t add up:   **SPOILERS**   a Arteton's character wouldn't touch Mackenzie Crook with a barge pole - the idea of them together is laughable - an incredibly beautiful girl and a scrawny rat-faced geek - don't think so!!!! ntual death of the 'vagrant' amounts to murder as he stopped and then deliberately ran the guy over - he then talks about it in a book dedicated to the guy he killed - as if he wouldn't be found out!!... More

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Posted by captain jack harknes at 11:00, 29 April 2008 | Report This Post


i can not agree with the two star rating. although i felt it was missing something in the beginning, and it may have been a little slow to start off with, it was still a fantastic film. very funny and yet tragic in a was that some films fail to do. i did feel that it overused pop songs, but this didn't spoil the rest of the film. i would recomend seeing it. ... More

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Posted by schnarm at 01:45, 27 April 2008 | Report This Post


Not funny!

I agree with empire Colm Meaney and Imelda staunton do provide some great acting but the film turned out too miserable at times and the comedy wasn't exactly hilarious. ... More

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Posted by Willetts at 22:05, 26 April 2008 | Report This Post


3 And Out

Funny,Romantic Comedy - Great Brit Film! ... More

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Posted by PriteshB at 12:28, 26 April 2008 | Report This Post


3 And Out

Funny,Romantic Comedy - Great Brit Film! ... More

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Posted by PriteshB at 12:28, 26 April 2008 | Report This Post



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