Like so many tales of men locked in a lethal dance of destruction by the accidents of war, this revolves around two guys on opposing sides who might have, in another place and time, rather liked each other, but are compelled to destroy one another in this world.
Raw and suspenseful, Dead Shot is an adrenaline-fueled thriller that will leave audiences weighing up the true cost of revenge.
Dead Shot Movie review
The script for Dead Shot, co-written by Bennett and directors Charles and Thomas Guard, has a crunchy veracity and feels like it’s getting the details right, especially in how ideology trickles down into daily lives. The direction is perhaps less distinctive, but the bones of something strong, original, and evocative are there.
With a strong cast and a good storyline, it will is definitely worth a watch. Ronan Bennett’s script is evocative and the premise of this story is a controversial story of two men on opposing sides of the Northern Ireland conflict.
That last part will create quite a stir, especially from the Irish, who will suggest many inaccuracies about the conflict, depicted in the film.
Storyline & Cast
When a border ambush goes wrong, a retired Irish paramilitary Michael (Morgan) witnesses the fatal shooting of his pregnant wife by an SAS officer Tempest (Ameen).
After outwitting the SAS, now wounded, and presumed dead, he escapes, taking his revenge to the dark and paranoid streets of 1970’s London.
Starring Aml Ameen, Colin Morgan, Sophia Brown with Mark Strong and Felicity Jones Directed by Tom and Charles Guard
Screenplay by Ronan Bennett (Top Boy) Dead Shot (a Sky Original film) is coming to Sky Cinema 12 May.