Bastille Day

Bastille Day
  • 2016
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Watkins
  • Written by: Andrew Baldwin
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Kelly Reilly
  • UK release: 22 April 2016

Sean Briar (Elba) is a tough CIA agent who uncovers a bomb plot in Paris. Frenetic thriller which comes across like Elba's audition for 007; the France terror attacks of November 2015 make it seem ill-timed but it's fast, furious and (sometimes unintentionally) funny.

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Bastille Day

18 Apr 20163 stars

Inconsistent but entertaining action-thriller from James Watkins starring Idris Elba

If James Watkins’ frenetic Parisian thriller is remembered for anything, it’ll be that it comes across like Idris Elba’s unofficial audition to play the next James Bond. Many people’s favourite to assume the mantle when Daniel Craig sets down his…

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