Despite flashes of brilliance, the crime drama set in Jamaica and the UK, has a plodding narrative and lacks emotional resonance according to movie critics who have had a sneak peak at the yet-to-be-released gangster movie.
Studiocanal UK has released the Yardie trailer. Directed by Idris Elba, the movie follows a young Jamaican man in 1970s Kingston who witnesses the murder of his older brother but still gets drawn into a life of crime that sends him to 1980s Hackney, England where he must wrestle with breaking free of his past or confronting the man responsible for his brother’s death.
The trailer makes the film looks surprisingly solid, and a confident debut for Elba behind the camera. Although it seems to be leaning heavily on tropes of the gangster genre, the setting and the characters give it a fresh spin.
The movie premieres this August 23rd in UK. Check out the trailer below.