GenreCrime, Horror, Romance Music directorJennie Muskett CountryUnited Kingdom
Release date10 September 2001 (2001-09-10) (TIFF)
3 October 2003 (2003-10-03) (UK) WriterNeil Cross (novel), Peter Waddington (screenplay) CastAndrew Howard (Jon), Geraldine O'Rawe (Cathy), David Calder (L'homme tatoué) Similar moviesAndrew Howard appears in The Killing Kind and Shooters, Ill Sleep When Im Dead (2003), Played (2006), Frenzy (1972), Chaos (2005)
Mr in between final scene
Mr In-Between (also called The Killing Kind) is a 2001 British crime drama film based on the novel of the same title by English novelist Neil Cross. The film was directed by cinematographer Paul Sarossy, his only directorial role to date, and the screenplay written by Peter Waddington, who also has a small role in the film.
In 2002, hitman Jon (Andrew Howard) lives a life of relative solitude, until one day he happens upon an old friend, Andy (Andrew Tiernan), and is plunged into an unneeded relationship. The truth slowly unravels about Jon and what he does, endangering the lives of those close to him, and Jon is faced with an ultimatum. He must make his most difficult decision ever: whether to save the woman he loves or kill her and the child.
Derek Elley of Variety called it "unevenly acted and scripted". Jamie Russell of the BBC rated it 3/5 stars and called it "commendably ambitious, but only occasionally successful". Alan Morrison of Empire rated it 3/5 stars and wrote that the film becomes more pretentious as time goes on. Total Film rated it 2/5 stars and called it "intense, reflective yarn" that wallows in sadism. Time Out London called it bleak, stylistically bold, and occasionally pretentious. David Johnson of DVD Verdict called it "a refreshingly original take on the hitman-with-a-conscience gig." Glenn Erickson of DVD Talk called it "an overachieving straight-to-video feature" that treats its subject matter as more important than it is.
Mr. In-Between won Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival. Andrew Howard won Best Actor at the Tokyo International Film Festival.