Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play Jason Statham (Death Race Snatch) heads up full-on London cop thriller Blitz as the tough uncompromising and utterly un-PC Detective Brant teamed with an unlikely partner in Sgt Porter Nash (Paddy Considine – The Bourne Ultimatum) Together they investigate a series of vigilante cop murders With Aidan Gillen (The Wire) playing the unhinged serial killer and David Morrissey (State of Play) as a journalist on the scent it’s crazy cop killer… versus one killer cop!
Fast-paced action thriller, based on the novel by Ken Bruen, starring Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, David Morrissey and Aidan Gillen. A serial killer is on the loose in London, targeting the members of an already beleaguered police force. Tough, homophobic, plain clothes copper Brant (Statham) is assigned to the case along with his openly gay partner, Porter Nash (Considine). As the uniformed body count rises and pressure mounts from all sides, a deadly game of wits plays out between Brant and his quarry, neither of whom are willing to lose without a brutal fight.
Average Rating for Blitz [Blu-ray] - 3 out of 5
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Blitz [Blu-ray]Kashif Ahmed
Ridiculous, but entertaining, Jason Statham movie which sees the hard-as-nails hard man as a Dirty Harry-esque policeman on the trail of a serial cop killer in London: Statham has pretty much cornered the market with these B-style action movies. Films that tend to deliver the goods more often than not and make for decent fodder if you're not averse to an hour and a half of scowling, brutal violence and mildly amusing one liners e.g. after beating up a gang of yobs with a Hurling stick, Statham casually remarks: "A word of advice, girls. If you're picking the wrong fight...at least pick the right weapon".
'Blitz' rolls along at a bearable pace but is saddled with a variety of pointless subplots that look like blatant fillers for a lack of story. Watch in bewilderment as we're treated to the entire back-story for officer Falls (promising newcomer Zawe Ashton) an undercover cop who became hooked on drugs. Now I didn't mind that particular diversion since Ashton gives a raw and affecting performance as a woman on the edge, but are we really supposed to care about how she tries to keep some chav thug out of trouble for assault?
The film does ultimately get back on track with Staham being Staham and everyone else just grateful that it's over. 'Blitz' isn't the best movie ever made, or indeed the best police procedural ever made. But if, like me, you're a Jason Staham fan, then 'Blitz' is a watchable time waster that does the bare minimum and just about gets away with it.
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