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Reviewer gazzo4u
02/09/2009
This is a fantastic film which really explores vulnerability, be it of Antony (Richard's mentally challenged brother) or the group of misfits that drove Antony to suicide. Richard played by Paddy Considine is compelling, controlled and scary. He has returned to his home town obviously disturbed by his experiences in the army and embarks on a mission to find out what happened to cause Antony's suicide. This is done with constant reference to his brother as if he were still alive and as such is compelling and involving.

As Richard discovers what has happened he is appalled and decides to exact revenge and show those who taunted his brother, how vulnerable they are. He makes them experience fear in a unique way and shows how vulnerable anyone who takes drugs actually is! Richard shows no pleasure in his actions but escalates the fear and exacts mental retribution before taking his final physical nemesis. Each time he discovers more about what happened, but finds that only one of his brothers friends stood up for him. The film leaves us at the end with a fantastic twist and I can honestly say that this film left me and two of my friends speechless for 10 minutes after the end of the movie.

Show this film to anyone who considers taking drugs as safe, and they may well think again...

Truly fabulous!
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