City of Tiny Lights

City of Tiny Lights
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pete Travis
  • Cast: Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Floyd

Private eye Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed) is visited by a mystery woman in search of answers. Melody (Cush Jumbo) wants him to investigate the disappearance of fellow prostitute Natasha. The investigation reunites Tommy with Shelley (Billie Piper) while wading into a murky tale of dodgy property deals and matters of concern to international security. The busy, predictable story eventually joins the dots between past and present, but director Pete Travis has nothing fresh to add.

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City of Tiny Lights

3 Apr 20172 stars

Pete Travis's thin, derivative noir wastes the talents of Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper

The notion of Riz Ahmed as a cynical, world-weary private eye prowling the mean streets of multicultural London is enough to give City of Tiny Lights a head start. Sadly, the screen version of Patrick Neate's 2006 novel (adapted by Neate himself) takes…

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