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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Joe Cole
English Frank
Kimberley Nixon.
Directors
Ron Scalpello.
Screenwriters
Paul Van Carter.
Running Time
115 minutes

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Offender
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Plot
Tommy Nix (Cole) is a 20 year-old who tries to keep his nose clean and his pregnant girlfriend (Nixon) safe. But when a brutal assault causes her to miscarry, Tommy decides to go into the prison system looking for revenge.


Review
Offender
A men gets himself locked up so he can avenge his girlfriend in this gritty Brit thriller. Tommy (Joe Cole) enters a young offenders institute full of seasoned criminals. Topically, everyone assumes he’s a rioter but he’s secretly after the gang member who attacked pregnant Elise (Kimberley Nixon). With a rough idea of who’s responsible, he must get to the truth while trying not to get killed. Much of the rookie-prisoner routine is familiar, but there’s suspense and style here. Performances vary (ex offenders star) but Cole is good, as is Shaun Dooley as a vindictive prison officer. A decent stab at a revenge thriller from rookie director Ron Scalpello.


Verdict
A solid revenge thriller in which Cole excels.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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