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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Rise of the Footsoldier Part II (2015)

Carlton (Ricci Harnett), looking even more like the bastard offspring of Guy Ritchie and Peggy Mitchell, has changed little from before. The murder of his comrades preys on his mind, compounded by his heavy drug use. Leaving the circles of organised crime behind, he starts to rebuild his reputation with a small group of friends, but the bigger fish are rarely ever far away.
Harnett's default state is moody silence, which is just as well because the script is full of such, but the Carlton character is even more bare-bones than he was previously. The attempts to show that a sliver of sensitivity with regards his family exist behind the patina of hardened violence falls deathly flat. And the recurring slo-mo club scenes are an embarrassing fill in a crass and boorish story, as worthless as tits on a bull.

1½ best interests out of 5

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