31 North 62 East (Too Close to the Truth)
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A corrupt British Prime Minister becomes the subject of an intense investigation after giving up the location of an SAS unit in Afghanistan in order to secure a highly-lucrative arms deal. In the wake of finalizing an $80 million weapons accord with a prominent Afghan Sheik, British Prime Minister John Hammond grows confident that his chances of being reelected are high. But when a group of British soldiers are implicated in the murder of the Sheik's nephew, the prime minister begins to fear that his political career could quickly unravel. Desperate, Prime Minister Hammond attempts to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Charging boldly into battle, 31 North 62 East manages to conquer its low-budget shortcomings, emerging bruised, battered but ultimately triumphant."
‑ Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
"The storyline is hackneyed and nonsensical, as if Loraine had plucked clichés from episodes of The Professionals and strung them together."
‑ Toby Young, Times [UK]
"A half-baked political thriller that reeks of a feature-length student YouTube clip."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"The dialogue is so painfully naive that it seems to have been written by a 15-year-old who has read nothing but Alistair MacLean novels."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"Crudely produced, the action scenes have no zip, the drama is underpowered and the performances have a bit of an am-dram feel."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Messy and curiously dated in tone. This fails to make you care about the convoluted plot, with ill-drawn characters."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"[The] fiendish scheme crumbles under an onslaught of machine-tooled plot twists and a barrage of expository dialogue."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"Even John Rhys-Davies as the PM struggles to lend gravitas to the comically earnest dialogue and knee-jerk conspiracy theorising."
‑ Sam Wigley, Total Film
"If you don't have the budget to make an action movie, don't try to make one."
‑ , Sun Online
"As a low-budget, quickly-made Brit flick, this is impressive for its ambition, but as a globe-spanning political thriller it lacks credibility and veers into the absurd."
‑ Daniel Etherington, Film4
"Writer-director Tristan Loraine has grand schemes in the pipeline, but this absurd stab at sub-Tom-Clancy conspiracy thrills won't help his credentials. When Craig Fairbrass is your closest thing to a badge of quality, be afraid."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"31 North 62 East suffers from a clunky title and a lack of credibility."
‑ Matt Bielby, Filmstar Magazine
"A low-budget British "thriller" that is comfortably the worst film I can remember seeing: threadbare plot, clunking dialogue, brain-dead conspiracy theorising, and a gallery of embarrassing racial stereotypes. Avoid at all costs."
‑ Robert Hanks, Independent
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