Not sure why anyone would want to make another football hooligan picture, albeit one that’s just a ‘tiny’ bit different, is beyond me? Nevertheless I have a confession to make - I really did enjoy it - however you must promise me not to tell anyone! Yes ok I agree it nonsense but sometimes nonsense can be quite agreeable. Basically it’s a violent thriller involving two different generations of thugs. Think ill Manors (2012) and Nick Love’s Football Factory (2004) mixed with a touch of I.D. (1994) probably the best film about the hooligan problem, and you got the nature of the film. The film stars Arsenal fan Harley Alexander-Sule, one half of the British hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks, who plays Adam Shanko and a music star from another era David Essex who plays the ‘old man’ Mick Snr.
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Gabe Turners first feature film sets out its stall from frame one and does not let up the tension, or the action, until the finally credits role. It takes the viewer to a world, which many will thankfully not know first hand and which our politicians would like to forget - a place of youth unemployment and austerity where local disputes and justice are all settled by violence. Give this well made movie a chance, and Harley Alexander-Sule performance is certainly worthy of futher attention.