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Sugarhouse

Sugarhouse

Gary Love (2007)

90min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This British "gangster" drama may cover familiar territory, but it does boast good performances and some moments of genuine screen power. In a grotty London district middle-class Tom (Steven Mackintosh) negotiates with crack addict D (Ashley Walters) to buy a gun. The weapon turns out to have been stolen from local dealer Hoodwink (Andy Serkis) and he wants his property back because it links him to a murder. There's some overacting - and a lot of shouting - in this overwrought three-hander, but the chief offender is the bald and bullish Serkis. Subtle he isn't. And be warned: the actor who provided the movements (hidden behind motion capture technology) for Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the great ape in King Kong reveals rather more of himself here than is strictly necessary.

Summary

A middle-class accountant, out of his depth in London's underworld, arranges to buy an illegal gun. However, he is unaware the weapon has been stolen from a psychotic drug lord who is bent on finding it before it can be used as evidence against him in a murder case. Crime thriller, with Steven Mackintosh, Ashley Walters and Andy Serkis.

Cast & Crew

Horatio ("Tom") Steven Mackintosh
D Ashley Walters
Hoodwink Andy Serkis
Ray Adam Deacon
Sef Tolga Safer
Gary Teddy Nygh
Paul Ade
Tania Tracy Whitwell
Café owner Stefano Gressieux
Michela Danielle Thompson
Director Gary Love
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: SlingShot Guidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse, nudity. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 24 Aug 2007

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