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Yardie (2018)Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he's not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow 'the righteous path', he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution - a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham).Genre: CrimeCountry: United KingdomDuration: 101 minQuality: HDRelease: 2018IMDb: 5.8Keywords:
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Creators of "Yardie (2018)"Victor HeadleyBrock Norman Brock
Critic Reviews of "Yardie (2018)"indieWireJanuary 29, 2018
As it stands, Yardie seldom amounts to anything more than a collection of vaguely related scenes, simultaneously both too muddled and too straightforward to have any resonance beyond the moment at hand.VarietyJanuary 26, 2018
"Yardie" has the right look, the right sound and the right moves to play with the bigger boys of its genre; like its young, scrappy but naive hero, however, there's not quite enough power behind its posturing.Hollywood ReporterJanuary 24, 2018
It's a pedestrian effort that could have used a serious hit of Elba's dangerous charisma onscreen.RogerEbert.comJanuary 22, 2018
Throughout the messy experience of "Yardie," [Idris] Elba's interest in storytelling gets ahead of his lacking visual instincts. Though I'm curious to see what story he tells next, Elba proves to not yet have an original voice behind the camera.Screen ZealotsDecember 21, 2018
This messy, disjointed film marks the directorial debut of Idris Elba and it gives me little pleasure to state that he should stick to working in front of the camera instead of behind it.The Ooh TraySeptember 30, 2018
Not much to write home about, which is a pity for a film about emigres.Irish TimesSeptember 10, 2018
This is a film about the pressures and demands of making another country your own. Too often, however, the viewer will feel as befuddled as the protagonist.Kermode & Mayo's Film ReviewSeptember 06, 2018
Obviously Idris Elba is very well-versed in the music and the style and the cultures that this story is dealing with and he evokes them in such a way that you feel that you are really there.London Evening StandardSeptember 05, 2018
If [Elba's] first film often looks good and always sounds great, beneath its skin it is short of heart and soul.The Mail on Sunday (UK)September 04, 2018
Would be funny if it wasn't quite so frightening.Sunday Independent (Ireland)September 04, 2018
You'd never accuse Yardie...of being a particularly original yarn, but its attention to style, music and language...lends it enough verve to stand on its own.Observer (UK)September 02, 2018
The performances aren't bad (Ameen's charisma eclipses the expositional dialogue), but the stakes feel low and the characters gangster-movie generic.
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