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Rise of the Footsoldier

Rise of the Footsoldier
  • 2007
  • UK
  • 119 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Julian Gilbey
  • Written by: Julian Gilbey & Mike Hawk
  • Cast: Ricci Harnett, Terry Stone, Craig Fairbrass
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Feral account of three decades of violence in the British criminal underworld, weighted down with lumpen, stereotyped performances and gratuitously gruesome moments. Like the British sex comedies of the 70s, this squalid genre is mainly about creating cheap, vicarious thrills for people who don't get out much.

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Rise of the Footsoldier

6 Sep 20072 stars

If you’ve already picked up any of the Nick Love titles displayed alongside the vegetable-rack in your local supermarket (The Football Factory, The Business, Outlaw), then you’re in the target audience for Julian 'Rollin’ With the Nines' Gibley’s feral…

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