Blitz

May 6th, 2011








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Blitz

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Plot
A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.1/10 (21,597 voted)

Director: Elliott Lester

Stars: Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, Aidan Gillen

Storyline
Detective Sergeant Tom Brant who is dispatched to take down a serial killer hell bent on killing off the police force one by one. "The Blitz" manages to slip through the grasp of Tom every time, and with the precious lives of his colleagues diminishing one by one, Tom is led to the question: if we can't protect our own, then what good are we?

Writers: Ken Bruen, Nathan Parker

Cast:
Jason Statham - Brant
Paddy Considine - Nash
Aidan Gillen - Weiss
Zawe Ashton - Falls
David Morrissey - Dunlop
Ned Dennehy - Radnor
Mark Rylance - Roberts
Luke Evans - Stokes
Nicky Henson - Superintendent Brown
Steven Harwood-Brown - Metal (as Steven Harwood Brown)
Bill Champion - Dr. Leonard
Richard Riddell - McDonald
Ron Donachie - Cross
Elly Fairman - Sandra (as Ellie Fairman)
Alex Lanipekun - Precocious PC



Details

Official Website: Official site | Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 6 May 2011

Filming Locations: London, England, UK

Gross: £542,981 (UK) (29 May 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Goofs:
Factual errors: As the Weiss would be unlikely to have had a verifiable legitimate source for having the £50,000 that was from Dunlop's paper it would have been seized under the UK's Proceeds Of Crime Act and not returned even though he couldn't be charged with the murders.

Quotes:
[last lines]
Detective Sergeant Tom Brant: There he is. There's Breckney. Get an appetite...
[releases dogs]
Dunlop: [running] Whoa! Aaah! Get... Get away! Get them away!



User Review

Meh

Rating: 6/10

Some nice camera work, stylish blurring, but pretty clichéd police drama. Jason Statham does what Jason Statham normally does, he's utterly typecast as kind of British Dirty Harry, but it's not new anymore like it was in Snatch/The Transporter.

His sidekick is not nearly as interesting as the little guy in Snatch or the girl in Transporter.

Good work from Aiden Gillen (the guy who played Tommy Carcetti in The Wire) as the bad guy. Zawe Ashton is also interesting as a WPC with a drug problem.

Mainly the plot seemed a bit disjointed and contrived. Overall it felt like a TV police drama. Nothing special.




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