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The Stath comes up against a psychotic cop killer

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The Stath meets The Bill in a London-set thriller that pits his hard-nosed cop against a cocky psycho (Aidan Gillen) who has decided to make his own contribution towards reducing police numbers.

Carnage ensues, flashily filmed by Elliott Lester in a way that suggests he’s auditioning to be Guy Ritchie’s stand-in.

David Morrissey and Paddy Considine pad out a decent ensemble, while one breathless chase briefly gets the pulse racing.

Yet Nathan Parker’s script is a conflation of clichés, the most apparent seeing Jason’s Shirty Harry act as the defective detective with the corrective invective.

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