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The Liability

The Liability
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 82 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Craig Vivieiros
  • Written by: John Wrathall
  • Cast: Tim Roth, Peter Mullan, Jack O'Connell
  • UK release: 17 May 2013

Adam (O'Connell) is a young wastrel who finds himself driving taciturn hitman Roy (Roth) to his last job. It's suspiciously similar to 1984's The Hit, in which it was Roth's turn to be callow assistant; and while he and O'Connell are amusing, the script needs more aggression, surprise and fun.

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The Liability

10 May 20133 stars

Tim Roth and Jack O'Connell pair up for a seemingly familiar hitman film

You may get struck by déjà vu watching The Liability, the third feature film by former cinematographer Craig Viveiros. A story of a taciturn hitman and his callow assistant starring Tim Roth, it sounds suspiciously like a remake of Stephen Frears’ 1984…

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