Reviewed byva-10290Vote: 8/10/10
I strongly believe that reviews can take the magic out or embrace thegreatness of any movie with a few paragraphs, so I will keep thissimple. Having lived in London for several years, I have to admit I waspositively prejudiced about the film from the very beginning.Nevertheless, it managed to meet and even surpass my already highexpectations. The reason is simple.
It was a slick enjoyable movie with a distinctive message, life islife. You cannot plan every step of they way, there is always somethingunexpected luring to happen. It is true that characters were not asemotional as a person would want them to, in order for him/her to findtheir struggles relate-able. Maybe that was the plan all along, whoknows? (the director, obviously). All I know is I spent a relaxingevening enjoying a fine film.
Reviewed bysubxerogravityVote: 6/10/10
I realize the title does suggest a anthology of stories, In fact themovie technically should be called Three Streets as it contains threestories about three different people who you could say live on threedifferent streets in London (talking more socially and culturally) .
From the trailer, I was expecting just one street with Idris Elba andGemma Arterton. That could have been just me knowing who these twopeople are and just focusing on that part or it could have been atrailer met to draw in Americans with two faces we would recognized.
Either way, Elba and Arterton's street take a side step for me, as themost interesting street was about a guy named Kingsley (Played by aBritish face that I've seen before but can't place) who just got out ofjail and does not want to go back into the life of a drug dealer so hegives acting a try after befriending one, but the streets keep tryingto pull him back in (Oh wait, this dude is Firestorm on the series, TheFlash).
The other story was a touching love story about a loving couple who arehaving trouble extending their family though adoption.
But I say all this not to suggest that Elba's performance as anEx-Rugby player dealing with life off the field, which causes him toscrew up royally with his wife (Played by Arterton), was not a greatmoment in the film, I mean it's Idris Elba, but it was not my favorite.
100 Streets three stories work very well as a whole movie and it'sworth seeing.
Reviewed byscrabo39-143-16850Vote: 10/10/10
Every so often, and after a lot of trawling through some pretty awfulfilms, a gem is discovered.
A Hundred Streets is a gem of a film. Raw, powerful, with acting of thehighest caliber.
I've just finished watching it this very minute, and I could watch itagain. There aren't many films you could say that about recently.
I'm not going to give away any of the plot, as that would be a rathershabby exercise. But safe to say I enjoyed every single second of thiswonderful film.
Yes, I liked it. You may already have guessed that.
10 /10 from me.
Three people, three extraordinary stories. All lived out within a hundred London streets.