Ben Wheatley delivers an all-star, all-out, balls-to-the-wall 1970s-era shoot-em-up about an arms deal that goes very, very wrong.
In an empty Boston warehouse, Justine (Brie Larson) has arranged a meeting between members of the IRA and a local gang, who are willing to sell a cache of arms to them. Tensions rise when it’s clear that the guns promised are not the ones delivered. But things really get out of hand when Stevo (Sam Riley), a man barely holding on to his sanity, recognises Harry (Jack Reynor) as the man who beat him up the night before. Voices are raised, punch is thrown and before anyone can shout duck, the whole place becomes a shooting range, with the two gangs using the plentiful supply of weaponry to wage a war on each other.
Featuring his signature black humour and revelling in the pyrotechnics of a movie-length gunfight, Ben Wheatley’s film is a stunningly choreographed retro-thriller that gradually transforms into a smart character piece, as the individuals battling on both sides reveal their true nature. It also stars Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Babou Ceesay, Armie Hammer, Noah Taylor and Wheatley regular Michael Smiley.