Turnout review

The ducks and dives of an East London dealer

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A fool and his drugs are easily parted in Lee Sales’ slice of London low-life, in which a dealer’s attempts to make enough readies to take his bird to Barbados are constantly foiled by his feckless mates.

(“After this I’m out!” declares this Cockney Carlito as he buys coke that winds up lining his nostrils, rather than his pockets.)

Star and co-writer George Russo clearly has an ear for swaggering male patois.

When it comes to female lead Ophelia Lovibond, alas, Turnout is a burnout, her prissy whining about needing “normality and structure” sounding false notes from here to Hoxton.

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Neil Smith is a freelance film critic who has written for several publications, including Total Film. His bylines can be found at the BBC, Film 4 Independent, Uncut Magazine, SFX Magazine, Heat Magazine, Popcorn, and more.