Skip to Main Content
Skip to Main Navigation
Skip to Footer
Sign in / Register
TV On Demand
Film on TV
Film On Demand
Radio On Demand
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Pinterest
Share on Google Plus
Share on WhatsApp
Email to a friend
On the surface, this looks like just another Ray Winstone "gangster" movie - but appearances can be deceiving. Winstone is in relatively restrained mode as retired crook Gary, now living the life of Riley on the Costa del Crime. He's content to play second fiddle to a terrifying and transfixing performance by Ben Kingsley as Don, the psychopathic hardman sent to "persuade" him back to Blighty for one last job. Debuting director Jonathan Glazer made his name in advertising - he was the man behind the "Swimmer" and "Surfer" Guinness commercials - and his visual flair is evident here. The idyllic Spanish settings nicely counterpoint the growing sense of menace as cat-and-mouse games spiral towards an inevitable act of violence. The tension slackens a little in the film's later stages, when the riveting confrontation between the stars gives way to a slick but improbable caper subplot. But it's worth the ticket price just to see Kingsley, whose supreme acting skills produce a truly memorable screen psycho. Watching
will never seem the same again.
A retired safe-breaker enjoying the high life in Spain becomes the target of unwanted attention when his psychotic former gangland boss comes looking to enlist his help and expertise for a major bank robbery in London. Crime thriller, starring Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane and Amanda Redman.
Cast & Crew
Gary "Gal" Dove
Don "Malky" Logan
Violence and swearing.
video, DVD and Blu-ray
12 Jan 2001
Full Episode Guide
Sir Ben Kingsley's identity is as colourful as his characters
Krishna Bhanji became Ben Kingsley – and now he's Sir Ben. Just don't call him "babes"...
Ray Winstone: Why I'll always stay true to my East End roots
Jaime Winstone: 'Boys were quite impressed with who my dad was. It was great'
Ray Winstone: “The best scripts come from television”
Ray Winstone: "There’s dogs and scumbags in this game”
A weekend in Diane Keaton's riverside cottage
Latest movies: Transformers: the Last Knight, Hampstead, The Book of Henry
Brendan Fraser reviews The Mummy reboot: "Not enough Brendan Fraser"
Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon and Ray Winstone in talks for Hatton Garden heist movie