Assassin DVD review

Danny boy...

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Danny Dyer’s cinematic rehab is not quite complete, but since Vendetta he’s been getting closer to the Neeson-style reinvention he surely deserves. In this gangland thriller from J.K. Amalou (Deviation) he’s a hitman working for Kemp brothers Gary and Martin (The Krays), “a cocky fucker” who falls for his target Holly Weston (Splintered).

It’s not a stretch for anyone, and continuity problems abound, but the cinematography’s crisp, the Kemps’ exchanges crackle with charisma, and anyone looking for po-faced, paunch-free action could do much worse. Dyer certainly has.


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DVD release30 March 2015
DirectorJ.K. Amalou
Starring"Danny Dyer","Martin Kemp","Gary Kemp"
Available platformsMovie
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Matt Glasby is a freelance film and TV journalist. You can find his work on Total Film - in print and online - as well as at publications like the Radio Times, Channel 4, DVD REview, Flicks, GQ, Hotdog, Little White Lies, and SFX, among others. He is also the author of several novels, including The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film and Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting To This Is England.