A gambler spends time in solitary confinement communication by notes with those on either side of him. Later after his release he becomes succesful at the tables to the point that he is refused entry into some casinos. Thereafter after winning money on the toss of a coin he is hunted by the villains, but rescued by a couple of men for whom he has to go to work to survive. They are money lenders and he delivers the cash, but there are still people after him, and amongst the gunmen who will survive?
There is a lot of gunfire, and quite a few games of chess, visits to nightclubs, the mafia boss’s house and the criminals hideouts often involving female nudity. The hero has medical problems which are mostly unresolved, and there is quite a bit of random violence some of it quite difficult to watch. Quite a bit of drinking and smoking.
|A View||It is a few days since I saw this, and honestly I have been putting off reviewing it because it was complete rubbish. It is hard for me to say this because I am a fan of Jason Statham, Mark Strong and Luc Besson. The version I saw was probably the one recut for continental consumption, which made less sense that the UK release. It is an “ALMOST DON’T SEE”. You have been warned.|
|Duration||1h 51m||Rating (UK)||15|
|Source of story||An original screenplay|
|Writers/Script||Guy Richie, Luc Besson|
|Starring||Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Mark Strong, Vincent Pastore, Francesca Annis|
|Additional Info||It is notable for having no opening or closing credits.|
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