The Veteran
The Veteran (2012)

A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 10, 2012
DVD Release Date: April 10, 2012
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Channels the world-weary '70s paranoia of 'Taxi Driver' and 'The Conversation' through the imposingly clinical formal approach of process-fixated auteurs like Robert Bresson or Michael Haneke.

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Matt Glasby
Total Film

A state-of-the-nation conspiracy thriller split three ways, The Veteran overstretches itself by fighting on too many fronts at once.

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Philip French
Guardian

[An] efficient, familiar urban thriller...

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Sophie Ivan
Film4

A thriller which strains for contemporary relevance but lacks the spark to incite or entertain.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

Never pulls all the elements into a convincing whole, despite solid performances from the eternally watchable Cox and rising star Kebbell.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)

The storytelling lacks some polish but the picture builds to a powerful, high body-count climax.

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Alistair Harkness
Scotsman

Boasts some enjoyably brutal close-quarter fight sequences, not to mention a ludicrously over-the-top finale in which Toby Kebbel goes all Rambo on gangs of tower block-dwelling neds.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)

Kebbell gives an intense, upfor-it turn, but it's a shame he wasn't given more to work with - and his character remains inscrutable throughout.

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