Pawn

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(2012) ★★

Sky Movies Premiere: PREMIERE Friday 24 July, 6am, 1pm and 11.15pm

Connecticut cop Forest Whitaker walks into the Be-Brite all-night diner and realises that something’s wrong. A band of big bad Brits led by Michael Chiklis is in league with local bent officer Marton Csokas, who knows something they don’t – the diner’s a front for the Mob. The inevitable police siege is fairly tense but writer Jerome White and director David Armstrong – both first-timers at features – muddy their modest mix of F. Gary Gray’s The Negotiator and Spike Lee’s Inside Man with back-and-forth, twist-revealing time-frames. It makes the straightforward hostage plot needlessly complicated and, whenever it leaves the diner, it falls apart. Still, the right proper Chiklis seems to be having more fun than his old up-for-Emmy sparring partner Whitaker on the other side of The Shield, chewing up the menu in full gorblimey-geezer mode. No wonder Chiklis’ edgy cohort, authentic Mad Dog Englishman Max Beesley, looks at him funny.

Certificate: 15

Duration: 88min

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