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      Shadwell Army

      2016 1 hr. 32 min. Action Drama List
      0% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 29% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score A young British Asian police officer goes under cover to infiltrate Shadwell's hooligan element. Read More Read Less

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      Excellent film. Great acting, great story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Elliot O Lee Ross as Gumbo was the highlight, the only highlight. His performance deserved a better movie Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Plot , writing and dialogue actually gave up half way. Feels like there's a ton of skipped scenes . Second half of the movie is more like a comedy especially the ending Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Utterly awful. The dialogue was so cringe inducing I hid behind the sofa. Was the script written by a 14 year old kid studying for a sociology GCSE? Do people talk like this ever? Complemented perfectly by wooden and unenthusiastic performances from all involved,who must have worked out where this was going. One high point was Perry Fenwick,freed from playing a village idiot on East Enders for the last 20 years , he was very impressive.Notable for what may be one of the worst scenes in all of cinema ( Ena Sharples) , God save us from it attaining cult status. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review anthony p Long awaited sequel to the quintessential football hooligan film I.D. This film was made so long after the first (Trainspotting 2 eat your heart out) that of course some characters have sadly departed us. (Bob the landlord of The Rock played by Warren Clarke). The film retains some continuity from the first with admirable cameos by Perry Fenwick as Eddie (Billy Mitchell off Eastenders) and Richard Graham as Trevor. Eddie and Trevor were part of the original police unit in I.D. The film strays away from football (as if hooliganism wasn't enough) to the subject of fascism by members of far right groups such as the English Defence League. The main character is an Asian called Mo (Simon Rivers) who does an admirable job as the undercover police mole. The Yorkshire locations are mainly in Kingston Upon Hull rather than South London and add little to the film. Another returning character Gumbo becomes an unlikely hero. Not as good as the first film as most sequels aren't but a worthy watch all the same. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The first ID film was a gritty undercover cop thriller about one man losing himself while trying to infiltrate a notorious firm. The follow-up is more of a remake than a sequel and although it's entertaining enough it's the weaker of the 2. Two characters from the original reprise their roles but the original central character is only mentioned briefly in passing and we never discover his fate. The sequel finds another cop undercover but this time the firm is found to be controlled by the EDL and that's basically it. The main problem with the film is that it was lacking any serious threat or menace. In the first movie the viewer knew the undercover cop was out of his depth as soon as he stepped onto the firm's territory and the scenes were full of tension, there is no such threat this time around. I think I would have preferred a direct sequel to the original rather than this semi-remake / follow-up. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kate Muir Times (UK) The film is pretty unconvincing, despite a good performance from Rivers. Rated: 2/5 Oct 10, 2016 Full Review Leslie Felperin Guardian Conceptually, the precarious core conceit might have worked, but the handling falls back on cliches too often, and Rivers makes for a lumpen, dull lead. Rated: 2/5 Aug 11, 2016 Full Review Jason Best Movie Talk It's all very unconvincing - at one tense moment down the boozer Mo proves his bona fides to the Shadwell top dogs by knowing soap icon Ena Sharples' tipple of choice Rated: 1/5 Jul 18, 2017 Full Review Matt Looker Total Film This belated sequel adds racial and political tension to what's essentially a retelling of the 1995 footy-fan drama. Rated: 3/5 Jan 1, 2017 Full Review David Parkinson Radio Times This always cleaves closer to BritCrime than social realism and contains its quota of stereotypes, clichs and contrivances. Rated: 2/5 Aug 14, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A young British Asian police officer goes under cover to infiltrate Shadwell's hooligan element.
      Director
      Joel Novoa
      Executive Producer
      Hugo Heppell, Gary Phillips, Mark Vennis
      Screenwriter
      Vincent O'Connell
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures
      Genre
      Action, Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 19, 2019