Who Needs Enemies (2013)

Who Needs Enemies (2013)

Released: 2013
Genre: Crime, Drama, Genre, Thriller
Director: Peter Stylianou
Starring: Emma Barton, Ian Pirie, Michael McKell, ,
Run time: 91 min
IMDb: 5.6/10
Country: UK
Views: 129298


Tom Sheridan has risen through the London underworld and now owns a thriving nightclub. When Ian, an old friend and former colleague, asks to use the club for a private party, Tom agrees. But when he finds out that the party involved prostituting children to wealthy pedophiles, Tom sets out to make him pay. When Ian retaliates to Tom’s retribution, a bloody war breaks out in London. Very strong language.
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User Reviews: I am a sucker for British Gangster movies so when I got a look at "Who Needs Enemies" I was pretty psyched. While most films in this genre kind of stick to a set storyline, Who Needs Enemies adds something more; awesome cinematography.

This film is beautifully shot and some of the scenes deserve to be framed and hung on a wall. Director, Peter Stylianou does an excellent job of framing and pacing and Andre Govia (cinematographer) wrings every bit of emotion out of each shot. The colors range from warm yellows and browns to cold blues and greys so seamlessly that it keeps the story going.

Now make no mistake, as beautiful as this film is, it is also incredibly violent. Something that I also like in my crime movies. The plot is one of old friends turning on each other and in the seedy underworld that pretty much means that someone has to die.

Tom Sheridan, played by Ian Pirie, is a gangster who owns a successful strip club in London. His old friend, Ian (played by Michael McKeil) rents out the club for a private party all seems well. Unfortunately, there are some unspeakable acts going on during the party and Tom decides to get revenge on his old mate.

Not to give too much away, but this feud starts an all out war on the streets of London as the body count rises.

The entire cast is not well known but they deliver solid performances. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them are connected guys. Overall this is a beautifully violent film that takes the British Gangster genre to a new level. Very much recommended.


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Public on April 18, 2021

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