Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone
Special edition widescreen; closed caption; Spanish subtitles; audio commentary by star Ben Kingsley and producer Jeremy Thomas; featurette; theatrical trailers; TV spots.
|Ben Kingsley is both electrifying and chilling as Don, a vicious career criminal and archetypal bully, in this stylish, hard-boiled drama that kicks in when a British thug arrives in Spain to drag a reluctant crony back to London for one last caper. The insane, volatile Don is a monstrous creation, worlds away from Kingsley's Oscar-winning portrayal of pacifist Mahatma Gandhi, and should be considered another high point on the actor's gilded résumé. If Don is a force of nature, like a destructive storm, retired mobster Gal is the film's anti-hero, buffeted by Don's ill wind. Gal's services are coveted by the gang in the UK; he would rather lie low at his Spanish villa with his lady, an ex-porn star, and enjoy the good life. But underworld ties bind tight. With psychological tension, casual savagery, comic notes, a sun-baked locale and a heist sequence, not a moment is wasted on screen. And Ray Winstone as Gal, whose sad eyes have seen it all and seen enough, meets Kingsley's standard, scene for scene. Top gear.|