How many Fairbrasses does it take to knock together another hard-hitting, foul-mouthed, blood- splattered British crime movie? In the case of Jonnie Malachi’s Breakdown (2016) the answer is three. Man mountain and former Eastender Craig stars as Alfie Jennings, a vicious hitman who, predictably, is on the verge of a mental breakdown and wants out of the game. Sons Jack and Luke are credited with production duties. The bland poster tagline – “They all have to die” – suggests that a number of the cast won’t make it to the closing credits and that much does prove to be true.
Breakdown is released in UK cinemas on 15th January – visit CineVue here to continue reading my review!