A sprightly crime caper, Dirty Deeds takes its title from an AC/DC track and its style from the '60s, Scorsese and Snatch.
Set in 1969, it sees Darcy (Sam Worthington) return to Oz to work for his uncle Barry (Bryan Brown), after taking a tour in 'Nam. But the business is bent and trouble is flying towards town in the form of Yank Mobsters John Goodman and Felix Williamson.
Idiot Box writer/director David Caesar has yet to learn that camera gimmickry should serve the story, not smother it, but the Aussie idiom gives a welcome twist to the usual US genre dross. And let's face it, you can't go too far wrong when you have Australian stalwarts Toni Collette and Sam Neill popping up in supporting roles.