the corrupted review

Only, Moorcroft’s premise is sans the punchy genre flair of a Westlake.

The real lead turns out to be Sam Claflin’s (“Hunger Games,” “Peaky Blinders”) Liam.

After being released from prison, he learns his brother is caught up in a dark and dangerous web of corruption.

He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival. While it made a …

But if there’s any real pleasure to The Corrupters, it’s a sallow-faced Timothy Spall as the callous criminal whose penchant for violence and mayhem knows no bounds—before the narrative sets itself in stone, Moorcroft’s script does allow for some rather unexpected flourishes, such as Spall sweet-talking a merchant into signing over the deed to his business with an empty bag of cash before coldly murdering him.

Sam Claflin, who’s recently been dispatched to play a variety of menacing and or outright diabolical villains of late (Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels; Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale) conveys a sturdy portrayal of an ex-con struggling to stay straight, so to speak, casting a shadow over real-life brother Joe Claflin.

The template is familiar enough for comparison with Moorcroft’s screenplay, which plays like the no-nonsense, poker faced version of Donald Westlake’s famed Parker character, released from prison to pursue payback from the seedy crime syndicate which invisibly pulls all the societal purse strings.

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But since it arrives now, after crime cinema has been defined and redefined numerous times, it may get lost in the cinematic shuffle. They convincingly play out the uncomfortable dance between reunion and healthy boundaries that must take place after time spent in prison. Not a great one, mind you. Reviews


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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The Corrupted review January 22, 2020 Jeffrey Lyles 0 Comments Naomi Ackie , Noel Clarke , Sam Claflin , The Corrupted , Timothy Spall The Corrupted is a well shot film with performers turning in quality work, but its overall lukewarm presentation makes for the kind of film experience that’s hard to feel anything more than indifference about. Interviews Ex-con Liam McDonagh wants nothing more than to live a peaceful life and to re-connect with his young son.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 | Review It’s ostensibly a true story about a real estate scheme built under cover of the 2012 London Olympics.

That’s unfortunate because it’s a good film.

Learn more, when you purchase 3 participating Suave products 9/1-10/31 at Walmart or The character’s father was murdered by the London mob many years ago, a death made to look like a suicide.

“The Corrupted” is the kind of crime thriller that, had it come out during the ’70s, might have become a classic like the original “Get Carter.”. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

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The film is too short, especially given how compelling Liam’s narrative is. Interviews Reviews By Mladen PechevskiOctober 16, 2020


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