Offender (2012)

Hot new talent Joe Cole ignites a masterpiece of explosive intensity in this powerful action suspense thriller. For Tommy Nix, his girlfriend and unborn child were his entire life and his reason for living. That is until one cruel day when… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2012
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

If 'Offender' has a point to make about the justice system, it fails to land the punch.

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David Cox

Waiting for Britain's answer to A Prophet, or an update of Scum? Keep waiting.

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Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

A solid revenge thriller in which Cole excels.

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Andy Lea
Daily Star

It's the performances that really carry this film. Cole's intense portrayal marks him as one to watch and rapper English Frank also impresses as the prison's posturing, cod Jamaican kingpin Jake.

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Matthew Turner

An engaging, impressively staged revenge drama with a striking central performance from newcomer Joe Cole and a strong support cast ...

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Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film

Ron Scalpello's brutal debut about a young offenders' institution hammers its messages home with a sock full of snooker balls.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

The detail is realistic and it's a decent enough genre piece.

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Tim Evans
Sky Movies

A spare script and lean dialogue lend genuine power to the taciturn youngster's unswervable quest for justice, a single-minded obsession that results in some truly bone-crunching violence.

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Tom Dawson
The List

The way the camera lingers on the lividly bruised and battered faces of his characters, plus the clichéd use of slow motion, epitomise the film's limitations.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
<b><I>Offender</b></I> was a raw, intense, violent film of revenge. I really liked it. Joe Cole plays Tommy Nix and he scary good in… More
Todd Smith
Offender was a good movie, possibly a great one, but I can't make that distinction, feeling like I missed a good portion of it. The story is solid and the… More