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Director  David L.G. Hughes
Music director  Tom E. Morrison
Writer  David L.G. Hughes
4.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Thriller
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  9 March 2012
Initial release  March 9, 2012 (United Kingdom)
Initial DVD release  April 24, 2012 (Netherlands)
Cast  Philip Barantini (Dean), Elizabeth Berrington (Jackie), Adrian Bower (Gerry), Liz May Brice (Jenna), Paul Freeman (Shrewd Eddie), Ty Glaser (Porsche)
Similar movies  Wild Card, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family, Heat, Se7en, Now You See Me, Citizen Kane
Tagline  No soft centres.

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Hard Boiled Sweets is a 2012 British crime drama film written and directed by David LG Hughes. It tells the story of a group of squabbling Essex gangsters. The cast includes two actors (Paul Freeman and Ian Hart) that had appeared in Hughes' earlier short film A Girl and a Gun from which this, his first feature, was developed.

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Plot

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London crime boss Jimmy the Gent travels to Southend in Essex to collect some monies owed to him by local gangster Shrewd Eddie. There, various assorted gangsters, corrupt police and petty criminals attempt to steal from Jimmy a case containing £1 million in cash.

Critical reception

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The film was largely negatively received by reviewers. The Guardian's Henry Barnes described it as a glossy hybrid of American noir and British gangster films "with nothing under the wrapper". Tom Seymour of Empire summed it up as "A miserable mess of gangland cliches and narrative tangle". Tom Huddleston of Time Out also found it clichéd – "more Cockernee crime by numbers" – but also suggested that it had "a fistful of decent throwaway gags and enough plot surprises to just about carry it through the rough patches". ScreenDaily praised its technical aspects including Anders Bundgaard's opening credit sequence and Sara Deane's cinematography, describing it overall as "an intriguing debut".

Box office

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The film received a limited release and according to Box Office Mojo took only $6,462 in two weeks in cinemas. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on 30 April 2012.

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References

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Hard Boiled Sweets IMDb Hard Boiled Sweets themoviedb.org


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