Shank
Shank (2010)

Mo Ali's futuristic knife-crime drama brings the dystopian environment of Children of Men and District 13 to London's East 17. Shank delivers a ruthless vision of forthcoming urban life, where guns have been superseded by knives and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 5, 2010
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Robbie Collin
News of the World

There are a fair few good ideas in Shank -- a nicely-staged market scene featuring Colin Salmon and an animated fight scene being two -- but they don't come together into anything that even looks halfway like a movie.

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Michael Leader
Film4

The film becomes a pummelling succession of indulgent flourishes that serve no narrative purpose.

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Alex Zane
Sun Online

The whole of Shank is a misconceived mess with music video director Mo Ali forgetting to find an engrossing story to link a series of MTV-type scenes.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

The risible script is incoherent, the dialogue frequently unintelligible and the story is nothing new.

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Dan Stewart
Little White Lies

With its jarring slang, reckless narrative and offbeat imagery, it's as close to being A Clockwork Orange for the Broken Britain generation as we have. It's up to you to decide whether that's a good thing or not.

Matt Glasby
Total Film

That the entire narrative can be easily compressed into a 90-second dream sequence says much more than the garbled anti-violence messages.

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Cath Clarke
Guardian

Just when you thought grimy gang drama had run out of steam, along comes this dystopian variation, set in a recession-ravaged London 2015.

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Trevor Johnston
Radio Times

This is one of the dullest gang flicks ever to see the light of day...

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Philip Wilding
Empire Magazine

If this is the future of film then we're all doomed.

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"Everything about this film is mediocre. The acting, script, and directing. I could barely understand what some of the dialogue was. I even had the… More
Thomas Johnston
Excellent movie. A story that has a gay topic without being a typical "gay" movie. The writing, acting directing make this an quality movie. There… More