30 January 2013 | FiveHundredFlicks
Hit man meets divot with darkly humorous results
It's always difficult to watch a film set in locations you know. Sometimes it works and adds a layer of reality to what is after all, just a story.
And what a story.
If you are in anyway familiar with the sort of character Adam is, played brilliantly by Jack O'Connell, you will know hat I mean when I say "Hit man meets divot" because Adam is a div. A chav. Know worra meen? Yuh get me? Adam is an archetype of what's become of working class youth in Britain: feckless, not very bright, sometimes likable but ultimately, a liability.
As the film plays out there are genuine laughs and some really dark moments. Some expected and some totally unexpected.
The Liability is an instant classic but let's hope that it's not a cult classic and it has the exposure to the mainstream that it needs.
7/10 go see it.