Sugarhouse

  • 15
  • Gary Love (2007)
  • UK
  • 90 min
Sugarhouse
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Crime thriller starring Ashley Walters, Steven Mackintosh and Andy Serkis. In an abandoned London warehouse, a suicidal city boy, a desperate crack addict and a violent drug dealer clash over the ownership of a stolen murder weapon.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Gary Love

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
SlingShot
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, drug abuse, nudity.
Available on DVD
Released 24 Aug 2007
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Contender Entertainment Group
Categories
Drama

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