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Rise of the Footsoldier 5: Origins Review
Actors Craig Fairbrass, Terry Stone and Roland Manookian have long been comfortable in their respective roles of Pat Tate, Tony Tucker and Craig Rolfe, so they deliver as expected, with Fairbrass commanding the frame once again with his scene-stealing intensity. Joining them are colourful cameos from Vinnie Jones, George Russo and Keith Allen, all of whom bring their vulgar best.
Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins review – violent prequel continues the franchise
At its heart, there is an honesty about what it is, and a desire to please its fans.
Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins review
The appearance of Vinnie Jones in a small role here is also an amusing reminder of the heyday of early rave and rage culture, along with the presence of Black Box’s Ride on Time on the soundtrack.
Movie Review – Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins (2021)
Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins is still going to tick all the boxes for you – the chemistry between Craig Fairbrass, Terry Stone and Roland Manookian is still there and the actors clearly enjoy working with each other, somebody gets a good hiding every few minutes, everyone is an effing c-word and permanently off their nut, the ‘80s dance music soundtrack is brilliant and adds a lot of energy, and Vinnie Jones does get to dish out some very painful punishment to one particularly unfortunate wrong ‘un.
Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins (2021) Review
Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins is everything you’d expect from this series with all the ridiculous hairstyles you can imagine as well as regular scenes of graphic violence, dark humour and the welcome addition of Vinnie Jones.
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