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A dark study of friendship, betrayal and despair,
This review is from: Shooters (DVD)
Set in the London underworld of drugs and gun dealers. Gilly (Louis Dempsey) and 'J' (Andrew Howard) are two small-time gangsters who find themselves pawns in the games of big-time crime bosses and corrupt police. The dark and moving script is given life through the outstanding performances of everyone in the cast, especially Andrew Howard. He portrays `J' convincingly as a thoroughly sleazy and unredeemable guy. Louis Dempsey's Gilly, who wants to start a new life after he is released from prison, is hopelessly and frustratingly stuck in all the old patterns that landed him in jail in the first place. Dempsey as Gilly narrates the film, and his voice resonates with such profound sorrow and despair that you can hardly remain untouched by it. Little by little these two friends break your heart and win your sympathy until, by the end of the film, you are desperately hoping there is some way out for them. Lots of violence, crude language, certainly not for children. I am not usually a fan of `gangster' movies, but this one is definitely worth seeing.