Joe Cole

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A Prayer Before Dawn

16 Jul 20184 stars

Joe Cole stuns in Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire's gruelling biopic set in a Thai prison

Prison films can provide a fantastic showcase for young actors, due to the sheer volume of suffering their characters are required to endure; think Ray Winstone in Scum, Jack O'Connell in Starred Up or Tahar Rahim in A Prophet. Stepping up here is Joe…

Pressure

17 Aug 20152 stars

Danny Huston and Matthew Goode head up an old-fashioned, deep sea thriller

Director Ron (Offender) Scalpello squeezes a modicum of tension from a nightmare scenario in Pressure, an old-fashioned B-movie thriller set in the depths of the Indian Ocean. You can imagine a pitch along the lines of, 'It’s Gravity at the bottom of…

Offender

28 Jul 20122 stars

Great performances from Joe Cole and English Frank let down by derivative plotting

Billed as a 21st century Scum, this derivative contemporary British revenge thriller is the debut feature of commericals director Ron Scalpello. Scripted by Paul Van Carter, it’s the wildly melodramatic story of a teenage labourer Tommy (Joe Cole from…