Plastic (2014) Review!!

plastic-movie-poster-01-350x164Synopsis – Sam & Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by sadistic gangster. They need to raise £5m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.

My Take – Literally everything about in this British crime comedy is filled with cliches but somehow the very likeable cast converts this film into a mildly enjoyable caper.

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The character dynamics in this tale (allegedly based on a true story) contain no surprises – we have the hero-type, his decent back-up guy, the dozy one, and the unreliable and somewhat duplicitous one. But the plot roams all over the place, and you are never quite sure how it is going to end up. The young cast does quite well.

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Some aspects of the story don’t bear very close examination, and I can imagine that there are those who will be annoyed by it. There is a lot of swearing and a bit of nudity and drug taking. Oh, and of course there is a fair amount of violence and crime. Overall an enjoyable flick!

3.5

Director – Julian Gilbey
Starring – Ed Speleers, Will Poulter, Alfie Allen
Rated – R
Run Time – 102 minutes

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