The Rise (Wasteland)
The Rise (Wasteland) (2013)

In the vein of Brit-crime crowd-pleasers like LOCK, STOCK & TWO SMOKING BARRELS, WASTELAND is the sexy, high-energy story of Harvey Miller (Treadaway), a young man recently released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, who has… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 26, 2013
DVD Release Date: September 1, 2014
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

This British heist picture is familiar but energetic genre filmmaking, more interesting in its particulars than in its overall conception.

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Miriam Bale
New York Times

To borrow from a term for the gritty, working-class British dramas that this film also nods to, it's a kitchen-sink caper.

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Ray Pride

We're decades past the Kitchen Sink school, this kitchen's sunk.

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Laremy Legel

A British heist movie that's well deserving of an American audience.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

It creates two admirably entertaining storytelling strands - one a friendship saga, the other a robbery caper - yet can't merge the two successfully.

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Claire Webb
Radio Times

The end result is a slick, satisfying debut.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The shallow, derivative and contrived British heist thriller "Wasteland" lives down to its unfortunate name.

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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice

Athale has a flair for guy-pal banter; here, the talk is funny and profane, silly and profound, often in the same breath.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

The sarcastic banter and male chemistry between Treadaway, an outstanding Iwan Rheon, Gerard Kearns and Matthew Lewis provide as much pleasure as the mechanics of the twisted revenge plot.

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