Director Daniel Barber
Starring Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Iain Glen, Liam Cunningham
Film *** Extras ***
“I regard the movie as a wake-up call,” argues Michael Caine. No, Sir Michael, it’s not.
As two-dimensional as the scumbags Caine’s ex-marine plugs with Daily Mail relish, Daniel Barber’s debut is not to be taken seriously as any kind of insight on Britain’s social breakdown.
Taken as an old-codger Death Wish however, it delivers some guilty-thrill payback. Includes a jovial Caine/Barber commentary, deleted scenes and music vid.