Yardie (2018) - Crime, Drama

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British crime drama film directed by Idris Elba based on the novel of the same name by Jamaican-born writer Victor Headley.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Idris Elba
Stars: Antwayne Eccleston, Fraser James
Length: 101 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 8 out of 44 found boring (18.18%)

One-line Reviews (23)

Enjoyable indie film.

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.

Saying that, the friends I was with actually really enjoyed it.

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.

Overall it's a yawn, City of God it certainly isn't.

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.

all i can say is don't waste your time!

Overall this was thrilling and engaging, and most importantly told a story that many black people (Caribbean or African) faced in grim 80s Britain.

The characters are one dimensional, stereotypical and the plot (if you can call it one) is just dull.

I enjoyed the first 20 minutes then it kind of got dull,6.1

Very enjoyable .

I found it fascinating and felt it was important for all Londoners and Jamaicans to see this movie.


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 read the books when I was young, Yardie, Yush etc, and they were vivid and engrossing, and especially on my young and susceptible mind.

The storyline as far as I could make out was predictable.

yawn .

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.

I enjoyed it and would recommend.

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.

Hopefully, Idris's next project will be more entertaining.

Only the 3rd movie I have walked out on in my 50 years of going to see movies.

The plot and acting is weak with some very cheesy cliche scenes.