Review: Ricky, just out of jail heads home to Hackney and is determined to get onto the straight and narrow. He adores his younger brother Curtis and doesn’t want to end up like Ricky has turned out. He has several warnings from his mum. The only trouble is Ricky’s bad boy appeal might prove to be too attractive to Curtis to resist…..
Director: Saul Dibb
Actors: Ashley Walters, Jaime Winstone, Louise Delamere and Des Hamilton
Genre: Action, Adventure and Drama
An amazing performance from Ashley Walters. Before becoming an actor he was in a pop group called So Solid Crew. I have enjoyed everything that Saul Dibb has directed. Other films include the most recent Journey’s End (2017) and Suite Francaise (2014). The themes that occur are dealing with volatile neighbourhoods, pride, rivalry and revenge and this all take place on the street. Where guns are concerned they are tested with loyalty, friendships and family. This film really opened up my eyes to what street crime etc can do and just how hard it is to get out of a situation like Ricky.