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OFFENDER (2012) – Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion

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Offender is a British revenge thriller that came out on DVD May 14th of this year. It’s available for sale here on Amazon for $19.98. The real question here though: is it worth your money? I guess that is relative to the person I’m talking to. Offender wasn’t a bad movie. If you like crime movies with anti-heroes and brutal revenge, this movie is right up your alley.

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Directed by Ron Scalpello

CAST:

  • Kimberley Nixon as Elise, Shaun Dooley as Nash, Joe Cole as Tommy
  • English Frank as Jake, Tyson Oba as Mason, G FrSH as Angelface
  • Daniel Kendrick as Sicko, Ruth Gemmell as Cassie, Mark Harris as Governor Davies
  • Jacob Anderson as Patrick, Vas Blackwood as Detective Boaz,
  • Doon Mackichan as Doctor Patricia, Can Somer as the Muslim Inmate,
  • Michael Edwards as Prison Officer, Rimmel Daniel as Prison inmate,
  • Ric Ashley Smith as Pillion, Mic Righteous as Himself

One caveat is you have to able to get over the fact that no matter how vicious they are, you can’t take a British thug seriously. I just can’t wrap my head around a group of British dudes listening to rap music and being gangsters.

The whole idea of this movie is that Tommy, a good hearted kid, gets himself thrown in jail so that he can exact his revenge on a group of criminals who were responsible for the assault of his girlfriend because they thought she might have information to implicate them in a robbery/homicide they had committed. There is even a subplot that deals with corruption in the prison system. While the story seems a bit overly dramatic and far fetched, it still manages to be entertaining.

This movie is getting some good praise by outlets that cater to teenagers and young adults such as MTV. I can honestly see a lot of males aged 15 to 25 liking this movie. Much like males of that age range, this movie has a lot of testosterone. I do think it’s worth a watch, but I’m not necessarily sure it’s worth a buy. Try to find it for rent.

My Overall Rating: 6 out of 10 – This movie is watchable, but I don’t think it’s worth many extra viewings of it.

 

 

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