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  • Summary: Loosely based on Shakespeare's "King Lear," this film focuses on a power stuggle in a contemporary Liverpool crime family.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Gaunt, silver-haired and leonine, Harris brings a tragic dimension and savage full-bodied wit and cunning to the aging Sandeman.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    Whereas last year's exemplary "Sexy Beast" seemed to revitalize the British gangster movie, this equally brutal outing merely sustains it -- though with occasional twists that do linger in the memory.
  3. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    50
    An intriguing spin on the British crime genre that's more a series of strong performances than a fully worked-out character drama.
  4. Reviewed by: Rich Cline
    40
    Ends up feeling like just another uneven British crime drama.
  5. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    40
    A baffling subplot involving smuggling drugs inside Danish cows falls flat, and if you're going to alter the Bard's ending, you’d better have a good alternative. Boyd does not.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2