Thursday, July 14, 2016

Review - The Krays: The Myth Behind the Legend

Yeah, no typo. We're genuinely being offered "the myth behind the legend." Documentarians turn their cameras on England's notorious Kray brothers and manage to make a total mess of things. They arrange interviews with many of the gangsters' inner circle, which should have been fascinating viewing. But most of these doddering old East Enders prove incapable of communicating in anything but arcane slang. Thus we're stuck trying to make sense of stuff that sounds like, "Then that right old toffer sodded off around the corner for some cheese and donkey, the bastard." To make matters worse, decades of swilling cheap booze and having coffee tables nailed to their heads have reduced their speech to mutterings that sound like Robert Shaw in Jaws only played backwards at half speed. Poor organization and inconsistent production values pound the final nails into the coffin. See if desperate

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