New Town Killers

New Town Killers
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Jobson
  • Cast: Dougray Scott, Alastair Mackenzie, James Anthony Pearson

Sean (Pearson) reluctantly agrees to play a sinister game of tag with a pair of private bankers. If he can evade his pursuers for 12 hours overnight he'll win £12,000; if he's caught, he quickly discovers to his horror, he won't see the morning light. Jobson's Edinburgh-set credit crunch thriller makes excellent use of the city, shooting in the nooks and crannies between its overly familiar picture postcard views.

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New Town Killers

11 Jun 20093 stars

Richard Jobson’s Edinburgh-set credit crunch thriller is the best film and certainly his most commercial since his impressive 2003 debut 16 Years of Alcohol. As he did with that film, Jobson makes inventive use of the city he calls home, shooting in the…

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