Do or Die

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  • NR
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 7.0  (145)

Do or Die is a thrilling crime drama that was released in 2001. Directed by David Hayman, the film tells the story of a group of four friends who decide to rob a truck full of pharmaceuticals in order to pay off their debts. The main characters in the film are played by Kate Ashfield, Tom Long, Hugo Speer, and Linal Haft. The film begins with the characters, Ash (Ashfield), Johnny (Long), Moby (Speer), and Jimmy (Haft), all in desperate need of money. They are each struggling with different financial problems, from debts to overdue bills, and they see the heist as the solution to all their problems. The plan involves taking a truck full of pharmaceuticals that they intercept on a remote road, but the heist quickly goes wrong when a police car appears on the scene.

The four friends are forced to flee the scene of the crime, with the police hot on their heels. They split up and try to hide in the surrounding woods, but things quickly take a turn for the worse. They soon realize that not only are they being pursued by the police, but they are also being hunted down by a mysterious killer who is intent on stopping them from reaching their goal.

As they struggle to survive both the police and the killer, the group's friendship is tested to its limits. Each of them has secrets they are desperate to hide, and as the tension builds, their pasts are slowly revealed. The film is a character-driven thriller, exploring the complex dynamics between the group as they face the toughest challenge of their lives.

The performances in Do or Die are exceptional. Kate Ashfield brings a quiet intensity to her role as Ash, a woman who is struggling to keep her family together. Tom Long is equally impressive as Johnny, a man who is haunted by his past mistakes. Hugo Speer, as Moby, gives a standout performance as the hot-headed, impulsive member of the group. Finally, Linal Haft brings a sense of gravitas to the role of Jimmy, a man who is dying and knows that time is running out for him.

The direction by David Hayman is also worth noting. He manages to create a palpable sense of tension throughout the film, building up the suspense as the characters find themselves in increasingly dangerous situations. The cinematography is also impressive, with beautiful shots of the Scottish countryside contrasting with the harsh realities of the characters' situation.

Overall, Do or Die is a gripping crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The film is a testament to the power of great performances and strong direction, telling a story that is both thrilling and emotionally resonant. Highly recommended for fans of the genre.

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    1 hr 30 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (145)