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Us and Them

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 2017
  • Joe Martin (2)
  • 83 mins
  • 18

Summary

Angry and frustrated, working class Danny aims to kick start a revolution by turning the tables on the establishment with a deadly game of chance.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

In a crass allegory of the class divide, a goonish bunch of "have-nots" wheedle their way into a house of "haves", and subject the occupants to an escalating mix of mayhem, torture and political diatribe. Hard to know which is worse. Put kindly, there's a hint of Michael Haneke's Funny Games about the scenario, only minus the style and that defining moment of surreal genius. Put less kindly, there's a whiff of The Purge, only low budget and British, and with an uncomfortable undercurrent of black comedy. Even a strong performance from Jack Roth (son of Tim) as head goon Danny cannot deflect from the fact this is a shouty home-invasion thriller in which the politics espoused are as simplistic as its title.

Credits

Cast

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DannyJack Roth
PhilippaSophie Colquhoun
ConradTim Bentinck
MargaretCarolyn Backhouse
TommyAndrew Tiernan
SeanDaniel Kendrick

Crew

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DirectorJoe Martin (2)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Parkland Entertainment
Released on
2018-10-12
Languages
English | Chinese
Guidance
Violence, swearing
Formats
Colour
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