My movie review of ‘The Corrupted’ proved to be more challenging than I had anticipated.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this film for review. The opinions of this blog are my own. I’m not a professional in any way but I am a movie fan.
Synopsis: Ex-con Liam McDonagh (Sam Claflin) wants nothing more than to live a peaceful life and to re-connect with his young son. After being released from prison, he learns his brother is caught up in a dark and dangerous web of corruption with property developer Clifford Cullen (Timothy Spall). In a drive for redemption, Liam must risk everything to save his brother and win back the trust of his family in this action-packed crime thriller.
Rating: R (violence, language, drugs)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Ron Scalpello
Written By: Nick Moorcroft
Available on DVD
Street Date: February 25, 2020
The film is set in the early 2000s when Britain was bidding to host the Olympic Games in East London and provides strong mafia crime-drama filled scenes along with captivating performances. Certainly if Britain’s bid would be accepted it would mean that the Olympic regeneration of Britain’s low valued East-end land would provide much profit. At the same time; however, it would also stir up the reactions of mobsters and crooks!
Unfortunately, while some of the action explodes on screen, the dialogue pales in comparison due to over-used clichés and typical/tiring dialogue. Truth be told, I was expecting a suspenseful conspiracy thriller. Instead, I feel like the plot was convoluted. This is not to say that there’s anything specifically wrong with the film; however, there isn’t really anything that makes it memorable either.
Tell me, what did you think?