‘Anti-Social: Special Edition’ Film Review

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Check out our film review of Anti-Social:Special Edition starring Gregg Sulkin and Meghan Markle released on January 2 on all major digital and cable VOD platforms!

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Directed by: Reg Traviss

Written by: Reg Traviss

Cast: Gregg Sulkin, Meghan Markle, Junior “Skepta” Adenuga, Christian Berkel, Josh Myers, Sophie Colquhoun and Rob Knighton

Genre: British Crime Thriller

Rating: NR

“Anti-Social: Special Edition” is a fictional story inspired by three highly publicized real-life crimes in London; the Graff Diamonds robbery in 2009, the Selfridges Burka robbery in 2013, and the Brent-Cross smash and grab robbery in 2012, with original music by Drew McConnell and Adam Faulkner (Babyshambles), Itch (The King Blues), and Shara Nelson (Massive Attack).

Central London: As graffiti-artist Dee (Gregg Sulkin) and fashion-model Kirsten  (Meghan Markle) embark on a whirlwind romance, his brother, Smash-and-Grab diamond thief Marcus (Josh Myers), rides high as an underworld ‘face’ on a wave of dare-devil armed-robberies. But while Dee finds a new way of life with Kirsten away from the grit of the street, Marcus makes a move into the lucrative London drugs-rackets and ignites a gangland war resulting in multiple murder and ultra-violence. Ruthlessly hunted by rival criminal Leon (Skepta), Marcus turns to his underworld mentor for help and is offered the biggest score of his life – a high risk West End heist which will bring Dee and Kirsten’s world crashing down…

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What interested me the most about this film was the portrayal of actual events that took place in London. I had never heard of these incidents, so it was intriguing to ‘witness’ these events on the screen.

This movie is violent, sexually graphic and contains swearing. I would recommend this for a more mature audience. Some of the scenes were disturbing to watch, and I had to look away a couple of times. Though, it was an action packed movie, so it kept me on the edge of my seat. I didn’t know what to expect throughout the whole movie.

The cast blended really well together. Markle and Sulkin were a great pair to watch onscreen. I am not familiar with any of Markle’s work, but she impressed me in this film. As did Sulkin. The rest of the cast also played out their roles in a way that made it seem like everything that was happening was actually happening.

My only complaint with this film was it was a bit confusing if you looked away for a couple of seconds. Sometimes there was so much going on in a scene that it was hard to follow. It’s not a big problem, but I just recommend paying attention or you may get lost.

Overall, this was a solid film. Minor spoiler, but it was a happy ending for the two main characters. Fans of action and crime would definitely be interested in this film as it is centered around a series of armed robberies.

The movie is now available on all major digital and cable VOD platforms as of January 2, 2017!