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

[An] efficient, familiar urban thriller...

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Sophie Ivan

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

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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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Stephen Skudlarek
Awful. While the combat sequences are great, especially the gun battle near the end of the film, this movie takes forever to get off the ground, and is… More