Johnny Was (2006)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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Johnny Doyle escapes a violent past in Ireland to lie low in London, until his former mentor Flynn breaks out of Brixton Prison, hell bent on derailing the Irish peace process with a few ... See full summary »


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  • Charles Porter in Johnny Was (2006)
  • Johnny Was writer-producer Brendan Foley.
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  • Vinnie Jones and Lennox Lewis in Johnny Was.
  • Johnny Was: back row - Mark Asante, Patrick Bergin, Lennox Lewis, Eriq La Salle. Front row: Lawrence Kinlan, Roger Daltrey, Samantha Mumba, Vinnie Jones.
  • Johnny Was - Lennox Lewis, Samantha Mumba and Eriq La Salle.

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11 September 2006 | strummerfan20
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| Johnny Was just won audience award at Toronto Rebelfast
Johnny Was just one the audience award at Rebelfest, the indie fest that runs alongside Toronto Film Fest. It even got an encore screening because it sold out and the audience feedback was so good.

It beat out ten other features, some of which were also really good.

I agree with Innababylon's comments. The movie is a rolicking good bit of madness that gallops all over the place. The characters are larger than life so of course not 'believable' but very engaging. The movie tries to be both a B-Movie and a 'thinker' with a lot of humor.

Will it make my top ten? Doubt it, but is it part of a great night in, for anyone who likes a mad little movie with a heart and a brain, you bet. The movie is driven along by an amazing soundtrack of about forty reggae tracks from the On-U label and others.

Overall, eight out of ten.

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