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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.

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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