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The Guvnors (2014)




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This film is both love letter and hate mail to the alpha male. This story's alpha is Mitch who lives buried in suburban London, having turned his back on his previous life of casual violence and intimidation as part of a legendary South East London firm. In the modern day he's the doyen of respectability and quiet confidence. This film holds a mirror up to Mitch and shows him his inner monster once again, buried deep in both DNA and psyche, desperate to break out and wreak havoc.

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Lee Nicholas Harris
as Policeman PC492
Paul Reynolds
as Big Tone
Chris Martin Hill
as Policeman PC840
Michael Chapman (XXII)
as Hooligan at the bar
Johnny Lynch
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Critic Reviews for The Guvnors

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

It pushes the dubious idea that old-school London thugs are a proper bunch of diamond geezers - though if you mess wiv 'em, they will do ya.

August 29, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Every other scene veers towards the usual rucking, and Sylvester does so much aggressive sniffing you want to hand him a hankie.

August 28, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Not as bad as Nick Love but still a largely knuckle-headed early-'90s throwback that stretches credibility with its punch-first, think-later ethos.

August 18, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's all mildly amusing up to a point, but The Guvnors does unfortunately begin to take itself more seriously than it probably should as things get darker and lives are put in jeopardy.

April 2, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A cliched, formulaic piece of cinema.

August 29, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It shades into corniness and contrived plot twists, but the film generally does a good job of breathing life back into a well-worn genre.

August 29, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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