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Film Review - Plastic

PLASTIC Emma Rigby

The “Ocean’s 11” template hits a new low with “Plastic,” a British import hoping to present itself as joyride of thievery, sex appeal, and turns of plot. Unfortunately, co-writer/director Julian Gilbey (“Rise of the Footsoldier”) has difficulty working out the tone of his movie, submitting wretched acts of life-destroying villainy, only to suggest that these ghouls are the good guys. Derivative and weirdly sleazy, the picture is completely cross-eyed, watching Gilbey work overtime to generate a slick offering of escapism, only to stumble with every ridiculous scene. “Plastic” doesn’t simply describe the method of fraud employed by the characters, but the level of cinematic craftsmanship as well. Read the rest at


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