Bonded by Blood

Bonded by Blood

2010 | Sacha Bennett

In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon...

Average rating   7 out of 10

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Niels Risgaard Hansen     2011-01-18 7 out of 10

I like these British movies. I like the way they show very much by doing very little. This is not a Hollywood production with big explosions, wild car chases and sparkling superstars. This is about only what this movie is about - survival and dealing drugs.

This plot has quite a few twists and turns, and I caught myself wondering whom to sympathise for more than once. When I finally got my aligence aligned, I almost started rooting for that gang, to make sure they were not the next ones to get killed.
That part really impressed me.

During the end credits, I found out that this movie is based on a famous British murder case, where the actual people who survived still plead their innocence, and are waiting to be heard again on their appeal. The movie is fictional, and only based on the speculation on what really happened, if the guys were guilty.
That chocked me a bit.

As mentioned above, the special effects are not wild and fancy. A shotgun says bang and an a reasonable hole appears somewhere. That is all, and I like it that way.

The music for the movie really stinks. I guess it is based on the drug-related techno trance music of the 90s, which is when them movies is supposed to be. If that is the case, I can accept it, otherwise it is really annoying.

If you like British movies, if you like modern gangster movies or if you like drug dealer movies, this is one to watch. It is not fantastic, but it is worth watching.

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