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Bullet Boy
Bullet Boy

Bullet Boy 2004

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Bullet Boy 2004 15

90 mins United Kingdom Director. Saul Dibb

Ashley Walters rose to fame as one of So Solid Crew but impresses here in his first lead acting role, anchoring Saul Dibb’s stark and compelling urban drama. When Ricky (Walters) is released from prison he soon finds himself drawn back into old ways, while trying protect his brother Curtis (Luke Fraser) from the advances of a local gang.

While its characters’ inescapable housing-estate existence is now familiar from an entire subgenre of films, Dibb’s sensitive yet uncompromising approach to the materials reaps dividends. The result remains one of the most impressive of the cycle of early 2000s London gang tales; one that holds up as urgently relevant and affecting today.

Directed by

Saul Dibb

Featuring

Luke Fraser

Ashley Walters

Genres

Drama

Collection

Black British Filmmaking London Film Festival Black Star Mark Kermode Introduces

Certificate

15 Contains strong language and sex and moderate violence

Released

2004

Country

United Kingdom

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