44 Inch Chest

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"The Measure Of Revenge"
  • PG-13
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.8  (7,104)
  • 47

44 Inch Chest is a British crime drama film released in 2009, directed by Malcolm Venville and written by Louis Mellis and David Scinto. The movie was produced by Richard Brown and Steve Golin, and stars Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, and Stephen Dillane in lead roles. The movie revolves around Colin (Ray Winstone), a middle-aged man who is devastated after finding out that his wife Liz (Joanne Whalley) is having an affair with a younger man. Colin's friends, known as the "Wild Bunch," try to comfort him in their own way, but nothing seems to make him feel better than violent revenge on his wife's lover. With the encouragement of his friends, Colin kidnaps the young man, and they take him to an abandoned warehouse where they plan to torture him.

As they wait for the young man to wake up, Colin's friends arrive, including Meredith (Ian McShane), Peanut (John Hurt), Archie (Tom Wilkinson), and Mal (Stephen Dillane). Each character has their own unique personality, and all of them have a history with Colin. Their personalities and backstories are gradually revealed throughout the movie.

As they wait for the young man to wake up, tensions rise among the group. They argue, reminisce about the past, and reflect on their current situation. The film is essentially a character study of these men, and it explores themes of masculinity, betrayal, and revenge.

As the night progresses, the group's initial plan to torture the young man falls apart. Some members of the group become increasingly uncomfortable with the situation, while others become more and more blood-thirsty. Colin begins to question whether he should go through with his plan, and he ultimately makes a decision that will have consequences for everyone involved.

44 Inch Chest is a dark and somber movie that explores the complexities of male relationships. The movie is anchored by powerful performances from the entire cast, particularly Ray Winstone, who gives a raw and emotional performance as the devastated Colin. The supporting cast is equally impressive, with Ian McShane, John Hurt, and Tom Wilkinson delivering nuanced performances that bring their characters to life.

The movie's direction and cinematography are also noteworthy. Malcolm Venville creates a claustrophobic atmosphere, with most of the film taking place in a single room. The camera work is often intimate and close-up, capturing the characters' emotions and facial expressions in great detail.

On the whole, 44 Inch Chest is a well-crafted and engaging film that explores complex themes with honesty and sensitivity. It is not an easy movie to watch, but it is an important one that will linger in your mind long after the credits have rolled.

44 Inch Chest is a 2009 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 47.

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    5.8  (7,104)
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