A woman’s battle to clear her brother of a murder charge leads her into a web of police and political corruption in British thriller Twenty8K.
Parminder Nagra (E.R., Alcatraz, Bend it Like Beckham) brings a touch of class and glamour to proceedings while co-star Jonas Armstrong shows he’s a much better actor than BBC One’s Robin Hood ever suggested.
While the two leads do a good job, Jimmy Dowdall and Paul Abbott’s script is too thin for the 102 minute running time and what story there is gets spread over too many secondary characters who feel underdeveloped and largely superfluous.
As a result the film lacks any real punch and fails to make much of an impact.
Fewer characters and ten minutes lopped off the running time would have vastly improved what is sadly a fairly routine yarn.
Enjoyable without being anything special, Twenty8K is currently showing at cinemas and comes to DVD and Blu-ray on October 1st.
Our verdict: 3/5