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saw it last night, pretty average, but worth it for a thinly veiled rant about Gary Caldwell towards the end
now DiS has started advertising it
He was probably my favourite character...
one of the many reasons it was shit
does it take place entirely in a car?
Do I see a new subgenre forming? First, Cosmopolitan, now this.
there was also that Devil film set in a lift. and Buried, set in a coffin.
Blimey, they released the film uber quick if it was about his being sent up first last Saturday?
Gary Caldwell has years of angst building up from anyone who's ever watched him play, much less support a team or country he plays for
Saw it last night too. It is good on its own terms, but the trailer (and wikipedia) are setting up the wrong expectations by billing it a thriller, it isn't.
Can't even imagine how that would work.
"IN A WORLD OF CARS, THIS MAN IS DRIVING ONE"
but thought it was really good. terrific script, i liked the heavy-handed metaphors s799.
i think it was a fictional footballer with the name caldwell, not gary caldwell.
didn't wanna write spoiler on here.
shit got serious
loved the poster saying its a gripping thriller.
Tom Hardy is fantastic. I think the film does a great job in drawing you in - his actions all seemed reasonable and you could really tell he was crumbling. its quite involving and you get to the stage desperate for his next call.
The conversations with his dad were so out of place and a bit embarrasing though
I just wish it had been a bit more subtle with it's writing
I kinda liked about it that they set the stall out straight away in telling you what's happened. I think what is good about it is that it all seems perfectly believable, and you don't know whether to see Locke as a bad or good guy, it's very well balanced
Thought this was very good, was expecting it to be quite stagey as it's all in one location but it worked very well. Tom Hardy's brilliant and he has to be as the film wouldn't work if he wasn't, but he does that gentle, measured resolve really well. My one criticism is that the stuff with his dad doesn't need to be there and doesn't really work, but otherwise I really enjoyed it.
And yes, it's a different Caldwell.
they just say "Caldwell" and explicitly describe him as "a donkey" which either Caldwell brothers could be ascribed to but given his moments of inexplicable brilliance I can only be lead to assume that it is in fact about Gary.
And considering that neither of the kids had any accent to speak of it seems unlikely that they're plastic fans of the teams for which Gary and Stephen were playing at the time (Wigan and Toronto respectively). Also the other goal was scored by a player called Robinson, of whom there are none in the Wigan, Toronto or Scotland squads.
It's probably the single most irrelevant detail in the film anyway.
Was my mind being blown.
but the description matches him perfectly, so???
to see what it was meant to be.
My guess was Indian. Played it to someone else. They said South African.
Welsh! Fucking hell. Worst accent attempt ever?
It sounded like it was supposed to be Welsh to me. Didn't even consider it might have been anything else.
Tom Hardy is brilliant: not sure about the accent but his performance is pretty great.
Enjoyed it, found his Welsh accent totally distracting but definitely in my top ten films about concrete.