Fifty Dead Men Walking
What is impressive about Fifty Dead Men Walking is, if politics were taken out of it, the film still works as a gritty urban thriller - something akin to the underrated Nothing Personal. Skogland, who owes a debt of gratitude to her set designer for fully realising the era, brings frenetic energy to the action scenes and isn't shy about shoving the violence up front (a torture scene is tough on the eyes). The performances can't be faulted either: Kingsley, although his usual dependable self, takes a generous back seat to the emerging talent of Jim Sturgess, who, after Across The Universe and 21, proves that he can handle tougher roles like these. He's backed up by Kevin Zegers, who brings a wild-eyed intensity to Martin's best mate, and host of solid character actors in believable supporting roles.
Review by Gavin Burke | 09:00 | Friday 10th April 2009 | Movie Review
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