Friday 27 May 2011

Film / DVD: Ghosted

At 21 years of age, Paul (Martin Compston) finds himself transferred to an adult prison after some time in a young offenders institute.

Jack (John Lynch) has three months left of his sentence and decides to help Paul escape the clutches of the vile Clay, played by Craig Parkinson, who you may remember as both Kray twins in the excellent UK tv series Whitechapel.

Prison is the perfect setting for good drama, full of tension and potential violent flashpoints, some of which erupt with nasty results as the rivalry between Jack and Clay builds to an inevitable confrontation. But is young Paul really as naive as he seems?

There are lots of familiar faces from UK tv, including Art Malik (True Lies), most of whom must relish the chance of a meaty role. It pays off as the entire cast are very believable and it all adds up to a cool crime drama that signals big things for debut director / writer Craig Viveiros.

Ghosted receives a limited release in UK cinemas on 24th June with the DVD release following on 27th June.

Ric's Rating: 78%


  1. I'm intrigued. I love movies set in prison so I'll have to check this one out.

  2. Sounds interesting, Ricky. Must try.

  3. Hi guys, it's a good drama, nice to see something like this coming from the UK.

  4. it's been a long time since I've seen Art Malik in anything!

  5. He's been on tv in the UK Dez.

  6. I love Art Malik. He was awesome in The Wolfman. This sounds like an intriguing film that I'm adding to my must see list.

  7. It isn't a big part Melissa but he does have good presence.


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