13 Sep The Krays: Dead Man Walking REVIEW “The film’s makers spent the whole budget in the first 5 minutes”
by Alin Stacescu |
The Krays: Dead Man Walking Review
Starting with some fairly epic shots of Epping Forest as the cut price Krays discuss breaking Mad Frank Mitchell out of the clink, The Krays-Dead Man Walking boasts an epic soundtrack and some swanky opening titles, but it seems the film’s makers spent the whole budget in the first 5 minutes as the rest of it is cockney geezers shouting at each other in a condemned flat in Stratford.
Rita Simons does her best with the material, as do a collection of 80s TV favourites including Dirty Den, Frank Burnside and Hazell, but even if the story is new we’ve seen it all before.
Bonus points for not trying to tie-in the Essex Boys murders or making the Krays into football hooligans. This is a big step up from The Rise of the Krays and The Fall of the Krays but its also a long way from Peter Medak’s brilliant 1990 Krays film starring the Kemp brothers.