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  • R
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 4.3  (1,486)

Played is a gritty crime thriller released in 2006 directed by Sean Stanek and starring Val Kilmer, Gabriel Byrne, and Vinnie Jones. Set in contemporary London, the film explores the dark and violent world of professional criminal gangs and their complex relationships with each other. The story follows Dillon (played by Val Kilmer), an aging gangster who has spent most of his life committing robberies and other criminal activities. As he begins to feel the weight of age, he decides to pull off one final and ambitious heist, with the help of his colorful and eclectic crew of criminals.

The heist itself is only part of the story, as the intrigue and drama between the different criminal gangs begin to unfold throughout the film. Gabriel Byrne plays a powerful gang leader and Dillon's main rival, while Vinnie Jones plays a ruthless enforcer for another gang. Both men have their own interests and motivations, and their complicated relationships with Dillon and each other create a tense and unpredictable atmosphere.

One of the key themes of the film is the fleeting nature of trust and loyalty among criminals. The audience is taken on a twisting and unpredictable journey as Dillon's crew frays at the edges, leading to betrayals and double-crosses. Even to the end, it is difficult to know who is playing who, and the stakes are continually raised as the heist draws near.

The film is not for the faint of heart, as it contains a great deal of violence and profanity throughout. Nevertheless, it is a gripping and satisfying crime story that enthusiasts of the genre will enjoy. The acting is top-notch, especially from the three main stars, who imbue their roles with a sense of menace and depth that keeps the audience engaged.

The direction and cinematography are also noteworthy, with a gritty and realistic feel that captures the seedy side of London. The music and sound design complement the visuals well, creating a tense and foreboding atmosphere that underscores the high stakes of the story.

Despite the strong performances and production values, the film is not without its flaws. Some of the supporting characters are underdeveloped or feel like they are there purely for plot reasons. Also, the pacing of the film can drag a bit in some scenes, as the characters engage in long discussions and debates about their next moves.

Overall, Played is a solid crime thriller that will appeal to fans of the genre. With a strong cast and gritty visuals, it captures the complex and violent world of criminal gangs in a satisfying and realistic way. While it may not be perfect, it is a worthwhile addition to any crime movie collection.

Played is a 2006 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.3.

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    4.3  (1,486)