Edited by Solomon on 7/12/2016, 10:18 am
This picture is well-photographed, but I'll dissent from the majority opinion of IMDb reviewers, users and critics, who regard it as one of the best British crime films. The story and screenplay have plenty of action but I found them not especially involving emotionally. The conflicts just seemed too arranged and written to be real. The characters and situations are heading into stereotypical territory. The actors seemed too much to be going through the motions. The story-telling is drawn out at times. The result for me anyway is that unlike some others, this film didn't grab me as much as many other Britnoirs have.