“Saying that, the friends I was with actually really enjoyed it.
“ As a fan of Idris Elba, I expected his directorial debut to be an exciting and entertaining film but the BBC Films and BFI logos at the beginning did not promise a great film, given their tendency to support politically correct and usually tedious projects.
“ I found it fascinating and felt it was important for all Londoners and Jamaicans to see this movie.
“I enjoyed the first 20 minutes then it kind of got dull,6.1
“ And whilst he certainly seems to have settled on something personal, a story with whose milieu he is already familiar, the film is populated by generic characters, themes, and narrative beats; at best, it's fitfully interesting, at worst, it doesn't work at all, plodding along at its own imprecise pace, getting nowhere fast.
“ all i can say is don't waste your time!
“ I read the books when I was young, Yardie, Yush etc, and they were vivid and engrossing, and especially on my young and susceptible mind.
“ Enjoyable indie film.
“ Very enjoyable .
“ Overall it's a yawn, City of God it certainly isn't.
“I might not be the right target market to be fair, but I've watched many films based on african / black culture, as well as variety of other films based on certain cultures, and generally the good ones can be riveting.
“ Hopefully, Idris's next project will be more entertaining.
“ The characters are one dimensional, stereotypical and the plot (if you can call it one) is just dull.
“ The plot and acting is weak with some very cheesy cliche scenes.
“In essence, the film was very entertaining, filled with nostalgia, under appreciated culture and a truer depiction of London life that o've Seem else where.
“ Only the 3rd movie I have walked out on in my 50 years of going to see movies.
“ Anyway, the film picks up the pace after a slow start to become an entertaining and, at times, emotionally tense experience that takes some bold steps towards its finale.
“However, overall the story tells a heartfelt tale of the perils of a criminal life, and is an entertaining insight into the lives of London's diverse community.