Monday, December 21, 2009

The Offence

It's time to catch up with what the nice people at LoveFilm have been sending me.

The Offence, a 1972 film starring Sean Connery, is often included in lists of British films that deserved to be better known, but I found it disappointing. Its origins in a stage play were too apparent in the long scenes with lots of dialogue and little cinematic imagination. It came close to refuting my belief that no British film can be without interest, if only for the street scenes.

More than that, the central idea that a police officer can be so corrupted by the horrors he has witnessed that he ends up having more in common with criminals than the rest of society, is not the shock it is intended to be.

Worth watching if your expectations are not as high as mine were.

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