Cass (2008)

Loosely based on a true story, director Jon S. Baird's Cass traces the evolution of one individual from an infant with slim prospects to one of the most respected and feared individuals in the United Kingdom. Nonso Alonzie stars as the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 1, 2008
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David Jenkins
Time Out

Though the narrative is saggy and you feel there's nowhere left to go after the first hour, a much-needed dash of class from Jon S Baird's direction helps lift 'Cass' above its oft-reactionary genre brethren.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

There isn't, in fact, a single off-key performance in what is otherwise an ordinary film.

Tim Evans
Sky Cinema

What follows is your standard footy ruck saga - stabbings, jail, love of a good woman.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

The film's repetitive structure never quite resolves into something we can properly engage with, especially when a somewhat heavy-handed message rears its head.

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Daily Mirror (UK)

When Anozie isn't delivering a tired voiceover about honour on the terraces, we're treated to rubbish fights, feeble dialogue and mockney accents. Dreadful.

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Chris Tilly
IGN Movies UK

A mature take on this most contentious of issues, and quite possibly the best film on the subject in 20 years.

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Matthew Turner

This is an engaging, well made and sharply written British drama that is definitely worth seeing. Great soundtrack too.

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Kate Stables
Total Film

Crunchier than an ICF coshing and about as subtle.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

It never fully convinces you that he deserves a movie.

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