Film Review : NEDS (2010)

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IMDB Score : 6.9
Rt Score : 94%

I’m never going to Scotland. Apparently all that happens there is knife crimes and getting the shit kicked out of you by gangs who speak unintelligible English. Seriously, if you watch this film on my recommendation on Netflix you’ll notice that there are subtitles even though they’re speaking English. This is very necessary. It was a very true to the area film directed by a fantastic actor Peter Mullan. The story revolves around a small town and the gangs of young thugs that inhabit it. The protagonist, played brilliantly by Connor McCarron starts out innocent but falls into dark depths. I thought the film ran too long but there were moments of brilliance and sheer brutality to keep the viewer interested in the film to the end. Speaking of the end. Lions. That is all. Overall I enjoyed it but if you’re looking for a perfect British film about gangs then there is no other place to look than This is England. This was a great effort though and I’d like to see other films by Mullan. He has a certain grit to him that I find interesting.

3/5

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