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Blitz (2011)

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A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

Director:

Elliott Lester

Writers:

Nathan Parker (screenplay), Ken Bruen (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Brant
Paddy Considine ... Nash
Aidan Gillen ... Weiss
Zawe Ashton ... Falls
David Morrissey ... Dunlop
Ned Dennehy ... Radnor
Mark Rylance ... Roberts
Luke Evans ... Stokes
Nicky Henson ... Superintendent Brown
Steven Harwood-Brown Steven Harwood-Brown ... Metal (as Steven Harwood Brown)
Bill Champion Bill Champion ... Dr. Leonard
Richard Riddell ... McDonald
Ron Donachie ... Cross
Elly Fairman ... Sandra (as Ellie Fairman)
Alex Lanipekun ... Precocious PC
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Storyline

Detective Sergeant Tom Brant who is dispatched to take down a serial killer hell bent on killing off the police force one by one. "The Blitz" manages to slip through the grasp of Tom every time, and with the precious lives of his colleagues diminishing one by one, Tom is led to the question: if we can't protect our own, then what good are we? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's cop-killer versus killer-cop.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, language, some drug use and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£266,148 (United Kingdom), 20 May 2011, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,774,948, 31 December 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie has three Game of Thrones (2011) cast members. This includes Aidan Gillen (Weiss) who played Littlefinger, Ron Donachie (Cross) who played Rodrik Cassel and Joe Dempsie (Theo Nelson) who played Gendry. See more »

Goofs

When Brant (Jason Statham) chases Weiss to the train depot, as the police officers are restraining Brant to stop him from assaulting the suspect, Nash (Paddy Considine) refers to Statham by his real name. See more »

Quotes

Nash: You're not supposed to smoke in here.
Brant: What are you going to do, shoot me?
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Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Jerk It
Performed by THUNDERHEIST
Written by Bertie / Salami
Published by Just Isn't Music (PRS) / Third Side Music (Ascap)
Licensed Courtesy of Ninja Tune
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Ignore the ratings - Read the reviews
29 May 2011 | by bfrost-8See all my reviews

Having read the reviews, and agreeing with most of them, I'm a little surprised the film scores so highly. Surely it rates mid-range obscurity at best? The comments about unnecessary/unresolved sub-plots, completely unrealistic event turns, and lack of character depth are all absolutely spot on, as is the 'Ronseal' analogy. But the weak, predictable and incredibly rapid ending left us quite empty. It was more suited to an American TV series where an advert break happens just before 'Columbo gets his man'. There were also some terrible continuity gaffs, especially relating to time of day and weather (look especially before, during and at the end of the hotel to trains chase). Come on British cinema, you can do better than this!


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