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…


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…


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…