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January 17, 2015
I'd love to see a sequel to this. I still think Charlie is an agent!
September 27, 2013
Fine music sets the tone in the opening scenes and continues throughout the film. The acting is superb making you believe in the story that is just a story. As the film opens up the true dilemma is confrontational and very sad and realistic. Get your tissues ready as the melancholy and truth reveal themselves. A film of this financial period and history that many will relate to. Nibbles: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes.
January 1, 2012
Justin Kerrigan's unfairly mauled, deeply personal follow-up to the excellent Human Traffic is admittedly ridiculous with it's ludicrously audacious opening scenes sitting uncomfortably with a sourly unspectacular punchline, but Carlyle and Fuller are excellent, while Kerrigan's nostalgic direction is quite often hilarious. A flawed but likeable effort.
½ November 18, 2011
Whilst the Director's personal ambitions are probably to be lauded, tonally this is an absolute mess and never really works. The ambition seems to be to portray a Father's mental illness through the eyes of his child, who at first believes and enjoys the games he is playing but finally realises his illness once things turn sour. The performances are all over the place though and at times it plays like Grange Hill with a 70s funk soundtrack. It's pretty much an unmitigated disaster which is a real shame.
½ February 7, 2011
I watched this, due to being a Carlyle fan, and that is all I think this would appeal to. A very different film for the 'Human Traffic' director, this film's plot is somewhat odd and quirky, explaining itself at the end. Carlyle is good in this, as a paranoid ex gangster, who has relocated with his son. When the dad slowly loses it, the truth to the situation comes clear, with all not as it seems. A clever plot that leaves you thinking 'oh right' and thus for most will be a pointless journey.
½ November 25, 2010
Charlie (Robert Carlyle with a dreadful accent) is Jamie's dad (played brilliantly by Aaron Fuller). It's difficult to describe what is going on without using spoilers; Jamie has to work out what is going on in his father's mysterious life.
Super Reviewer
½ November 10, 2010
justin kerrigan directed the wonderful film human traffic back in 99, and this is his first film since, this another welsh setting is a bit muddled, robert carlisle is interesting to watch, im not sure if hes welsh in this, cant tell by his acent, it runs allong smoothly enough but overall, pretty average
Super Reviewer
October 27, 2010
A brilliant and interesting film that had me captivated the whole way through. The acting was so realistic and flowed perfectly. At points it was confusing however that helped the story. It was part of it. It was also very sad. Very underrated.
August 2, 2010
Charlie: " Its OK to be afraid son, as long as you can do it. you need to be a tough cookie.

the story is all about father and son relationship. Charlie played by Robert Carlyle. He was an Undercover Agent, always on an important mission. He is hot-tempered yet he is fiercely protective of his son Jamie.Finally, Jamie slowly understands that his father had a different reality.
love the way he impersonate his father. he hero-worship his father. like father like son. Jamie knows every pretty little dirty things that his father knows. He was fascinated by his father's espionage work. Jamie's acting is different. he didn't act like a kid here he act like a man. outstanding performance for you kid!
good job Justin Kerrigan.. bravo!
July 26, 2010
the first half is very dissapointing, but if you resist the temptation to push the stop button, you can watch a good ending, good acting by carlyle as usual
June 12, 2010
different ! not much action
May 24, 2010
From Justin Kerrigan, the director of Human Traffic, this is the story of a young boy who is constantly being moved around by his single father. Is his father a spy or is there a simpler explanation for his strange and erratic behaviour?
Human Traffic was 11 years ago, and Justin Kerrigan has been awfully quiet since, so it's a shame he didn't make his big comeback with a better film. Apparently this is based on his relationship with his own father, and the relationship here is sweet if rather dysfunctional. But unfortunately the film doesn't know if it wants to be a gangster thriller or family drama, and it doesn't show either side convincingly. An average film let down by a horrendously over dramatic film score.
March 29, 2010
Low-key British father and son drama, set in the late 80s, with father Charlie (Carlyle) embroiled in some kind of cloak-and-dagger operation to retrieve $2m, his young son (Fuller) in tow. A trim piece of storytelling that focuses on the bond between father and son, this is a poignant, personal feature from Kerrigan (Human Traffic) bolstered by terrific performances from its two leads.
½ March 3, 2010
Maybe I'm biased since I recognised a lot of the places where this was filmed. Good story, good characters in Charley and Jamie. Builds-up well to a powerful and affecting ending. All the better for not having loads of money spent on it.
December 30, 2009
Small unknown film based on true events from the directors life in the 80s (he directed human traffic). All filmed and based in cardiff and bridgend about a boy who thinks his dad is a spy. The boy is great in this and nice to see a film all based around cardiff. Carlyle does a good job and shame this didn't have more marketing.
November 21, 2009
Good film and well acted by Carlyle. The ending bugged me a little bit so I lost intetrest.
½ September 13, 2009
Powerful film! Not really sure what to say.
August 28, 2009
I really liked this flick, funny dynamic between Jamie and Charlie.
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