The Hatton Garden Job

Certificate 15

(2017) 93 mins

Director: Ronnie Thompson
Writers: Ray Bogdanovich, Dean Lines
Cinematography: Arthur Mulhern
Production Design: Sarah Beaman, Jeff Schell
Music: Duncan Forbes, Lol Hammond

ABOUT

Two years ago four men broke into the underground vault of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company and made off with diamonds and cash to the value of an estimated £14 million, possibly much more. It wasn’t just the scale of the job. It was also the fact that three of the robbers, who were caught within a month, were pensioners. Only one of them got away, a mysterious figure known only as “Basil” who has never been located let alone charged.

It’s from his fictionalised point of view that the narrative unfolds with generous dollops of knowing voiceover. Played by Matthew Goode with his usual blue-eyed swagger, he emerges from three years in prison fired up by a desire to pull off the big one, and sets about assembling his accomplices, who after statutory reluctance sign up. “Mental?” crows one. “It’s monumental.” In charge is a wheezing old con with a weak bladder called Brian Reader (Larry Lamb). Terry Perkins (David Calder), Danny Jones (Phil Daniels) and sozzled driver Kenny Collins (Clive Russell) make up the party. They set about planning – we are spared the months of meticulous gruntwork it actually required – and in due course alight on the Easter weekend to ill-get their gains.   The Arts Desk

REVIEWS

Though the pace is slow to pick up, unaided by distracting elevator-style music, the unfolding action of the breaking and entering is gripping and suspenseful when it matters; it’s tense despite the audience’s knowledge of the eventual outcome. This momentum carries the film through to the end with a satisfying climax.”  The Upcoming

An efficient, workmanlike recreation of the planning and execution of the big, daring crime.”  Daily Express

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