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      Shank

      2010 1 hr. 30 min. Action List
      9% 11 Reviews Tomatometer 32% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score A gang sets out to avenge a member's murder in a decaying future London. Read More Read Less

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      Colin M Exploration of youth interaction and gang violence. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/18/23 Full Review Audience Member hdfgdddtyydzzzxccvhhjjjuf Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member There's not a lot of love out there for Shank, but I for one quite enjoyed it. I understand it won't be for everyone, and I do come into it with a bit of a bias, but the only way you'll know for sure if you can appreciate Shank (and decipher its various UK accents) is to watch it for yourself. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Directed by the unknown Mo Ali, the story tells us about knife-crime because guns have been superseded. The Paper Chazers gang trade scavenged food for money but when Junior witnesses his brother's murder, he must decide whether to stick to the gang's moral code or get his own personal revenge. Showing us the present-day social issues, the murky city streets and the imaginative action, Shank gets a 6/10 because while the movie is good it's so bland and forgettable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member terrible, worst film ever made Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Gangs in future London where they fight for food. Bit like kidulthood init blood. Good film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Robbie Collin News of the World There are a fair few good ideas in Shank -- a nicely-staged market scene featuring Colin Salmon and an animated fight scene being two -- but they don't come together into anything that even looks halfway like a movie. Rated: 2/4 Apr 1, 2010 Full Review Cath Clarke Guardian Just when you thought grimy gang drama had run out of steam, along comes this dystopian variation, set in a recession-ravaged London 2015. Rated: 2/5 Mar 26, 2010 Full Review Dan Stewart Little White Lies With its jarring slang, reckless narrative and offbeat imagery, it's as close to being A Clockwork Orange for the Broken Britain generation as we have. It's up to you to decide whether that's a good thing or not. Rated: 2/4 Mar 25, 2010 Full Review Stuart McGurk NME (New Musical Express) Diverting enough, but the makers clearly think they're making a statement about knife crime in London and the possibility of it spiralling out of control. Rated: 6/10 May 19, 2021 Full Review Graham Young Birmingham Post The risible script is incoherent, the dialogue frequently unintelligible and the story is nothing new. Rated: 1/5 Mar 26, 2010 Full Review Michael Leader Film4 The film becomes a pummelling succession of indulgent flourishes that serve no narrative purpose. Rated: 2/5 Mar 26, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A gang sets out to avenge a member's murder in a decaying future London.
      Director
      Mo Ali
      Executive Producer
      Mark Foligno, Justin Marciano, David Shear, Deepak Sikka
      Screenwriter
      Paul Van Carter
      Production Co
      Gunslinger
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2017