Tuesday 17 March 2015

In The Blood (2015) - Movie Review by Jon Donnis

The death of his safecracking Grandfather has left Johnny the only one alive who can open a safe for a degenerate crew of violent gangsters. Johnny, however, is a low-life junkie with nothing more on his mind than getting his next fix. Snatched in the middle of the night, Johnny is taken by the gang to a dark farmhouse in order to finish the job his Grandfather started. As withdrawal sets in and tensions rise in this increasingly bloody crime gone awry, Johnny’s time is most definitely running out.

“In the Blood” is the hard hitting and redemptive story of a young man’s journey from the lowest of the low.

Released June 1, 2015

Review by Jon Donnis
Joe Cole (no not the footballer, this is John Shelby from Peaky Blinders), turns in a great and believable performance as Johnny, and if you have read the Synopsis above, you will know he is a gangs last chance to open a safe. This is a classic gritty British film, and there are quite a few familiar faces too, including my favourite Alison Steadman, who is a true legend in British TV and Film.

In The Blood moves along at a decent pace, and the further into the film you get the more you are drawn in, and without spoiling it too much it does get more violent towards the end.

This is no nonsense, gritty, traditional British gangster film, some really great acting and some excellent dialog help what is a film made with a tight budget.

If you like your British gangster films, then you will love this, a strong 8/10