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A scene from crime drama Ill Manors.
A scene from crime drama Ill Manors.

Ill Manors: What this gritty Brit crime drama lacks in charisma it makes up for in grimy intensity Add to ...

  • Directed by Ben Drew
  • Written by Ben Drew
  • Starring Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein, Natalie Press
  • Classification 18A
  • Year 2012
  • Country Britain
  • Language English

A gritty, smack-in-the-face crime drama marks the directorial debut of Ben Drew, a British rapper (under the alias Plan B) who seemingly admires Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino.

Using a mix of untrained and trained actors, the film interweaves the lives of desperate characters in London’s druggy underbelly, while offering commentary on the causes of the social plight.

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The ambitious Ill Manors lacks a bit in the charisma and entertainment departments, but makes up for it with a grimy intensity.

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