Twenty8K (2012)

September 4th, 2012
Author: Meredith Taylor

Directed by: David Kew, Neil Thompson.  Writers: Paul Abbott, Jimmy Dowdall

Cast: Stephen Dillane, Parminder Nagra, Kaya Scodelario

106mins  Action thriller

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East London is the setting for this well-paced Britflic as riddled with stereotypes as it is with bullets.  Panoramic scenes of London locations punctuate the action revolving around a gang-related shooting that leaves young Asian teenager Vipon banged up as the main suspect.  His elder sister, Deeva, a Paris-based fashion executive played by Bend it like Beckham star Parminder Nagra flies back to town and turns detective to get her little brother, newcomer Sebastian Nanena, off the hook.

Well you’re in safe hands with Paul Abbott (State of Play) writing the screenpaly and Stephen Dillane shines out in the role of DCI Stone. It’s honest and well-acted and jogs along nicely but does it really have anything new to say and does it move you?  Well probably only in the direction of the exit doors as the closing titles roll. See this one when it comes out on DVD.

Meredith Taylor ©



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