Film review: ‘Orthodox’ ★★

Orthodox is a slow-burning British drama that never truly catches fire. It’s a pity that the story crafted by writer and director David Leon for his first feature, which certainly had the potential to be incendiary, has been transferred to a flimsy script that is further compounded by indecisive stabs at direction, leaving the whole project in a murky, stodgy mire that doesn’t go anywhere. Stephen Graham, again proving his worth on the big screen after four stellar years as Al Capone in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, is the only real saving grace of an otherwise forgettable film.

Orthodox is in cinemas from 19th February – visit CineVue to read the full review here.