Kingsley's performance has to be seen to be believed. He's angry, seductive, annoyed, wheedling, fed up, ominous and out of his mind with frustration. I didn't know Kingsley had such notes inside him. Obviously, he can play anyone.
...a cracking central trio (including the redoubtable Redman) and some truly original visual flourishes more than grouts the gaps.
Both Kingsley and Winstone give forceful performances, and their often vicious, occasionally volcanic give-and-take is a delight to behold.
t's fun watching Ben Kingsley, the man who played the saintly Gandhi, portraying such a ramrod gangster. Every second word is an obscenity.
Viewers who persist in thinking of Kingsley as Gandhi will get a particularly rude shock from his performance here, which is by any standard a masterpiece of bubbling belligerence.