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"Rise Of The Footsoldier" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 01/19/2012

A football hooligan and all round hard case works his way through the 90s club scene and into the drug trafficking underworld. Based on a true story, Rise Of The Foot Soldier is desperate to be the British equivalent of Scarface or Goodfellas but set as it is within the small time criminal underworld of glamorous Essex, it was never going to measure up. Although the protagonists of those stories perpetrated despicable acts, they did so with charisma and style as participants in an almost alien landscape where the normal rules of civilisation don't apply. Here, we just see a series of montages of gratuitous violence inflicted by fat necked, obnoxious geezers shouting "You FACKING CANT" at each other. It's impossible to like a single one of them and the films total absence of depth of …

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