“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.
“ I enjoyed it and would recommend.
“Saying that, the friends I was with actually really enjoyed it.
“ The plot and acting is weak with some very cheesy cliche scenes.
“ The storyline as far as I could make out was predictable.
“ Overall it's a yawn, City of God it certainly isn't.
“ yawn .
“ I found it fascinating and felt it was important for all Londoners and Jamaicans to see this movie.
“ 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.
“ Enjoyable indie film.
“ 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.
“So the film doesn't work, but for all that is an entertaining ride.
“ The characters are one dimensional, stereotypical and the plot (if you can call it one) is just dull.
“ Very enjoyable .
“I enjoyed the first 20 minutes then it kind of got dull,6.1
“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.
“ 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.
“ Hopefully, Idris's next project will be more entertaining.
“ 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.
“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.
“ Only the 3rd movie I have walked out on in my 50 years of going to see movies.
“ Overall this was thrilling and engaging, and most importantly told a story that many black people (Caribbean or African) faced in grim 80s Britain.