Watch: Rise of the Footsoldier 2007 123movies, Full Movie Online – Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties. It is three decades of his life following him from football hooliganism, through to his burgeoning career as a bouncer, his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early ‘rave’ scene and subsequently to his rise to power as one of the most feared and respected criminals in the country..
Plot: Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties.
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|6.8/10 Votes: 20,914
|14% | RottenTomatoes
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|N/A Votes: 181 Popularity: 13.956 | TMDB
Decent – don’t believe the reviews
I’ve just seen this at the cinema, and I can’t believe it’s had such bad reviews. I can only think critics are offended by the subject matter, as this is a pacey, well-acted, stylishly shot exploitation movie. Yes, the central characters are unpleasant, but when did that have anything to do with the quality of the film itself? That’s like saying Guernica is a bad painting as it portrays a bombing, and bombings are NOT NICE…
Seriously though, if you like hard-boiled, brutal, gripping “TOUGH GUY” cinema, you will enjoy this. The 80s/90s period detail is captured very well, with haircuts, fashions and soundtrack, and the violence doesn’t let up. I was half expecting some sub-Guy Ritchie cringe-worthy thing, but it’s not like that at all. The plot focus does shift from Leach to his cohorts in the film’s latter half, which some viewers seem to have a problem with, but not I. ROTF barrels along and seems shorter than its near-two hour running time. Plenty of brutality, nudity, swearing and drug abuse. Sweet!
Extremely detailed characters Brit street gangster flick w steroids n Ecstasy
This movie gets a 9 because it’s got a lot of things in one package- it basically gives you what a man wants for when watching a movie. There’s a ton of creative brutal violence, a lot of hot naked women, drugs, club scenes and cops.
AND there’s a plot that’s intelligent instead of the usual junk that falls off the rotting maw of hollycrap.
PLOT: tough guy club stud gangsters muscle their way through the streets as they try to get a larger piece of the action. Our central character is a tad smarter than those around him and he watches several of them go down the hard way. The characters and how their lives interact are very well laid out and detailed. The conversation is real and the situations believable. This is a rugged raw movie about mid-level drug trade on the streets and the R&R that occurs in between, and the characters you meet while at it.
Good stuff- there’s some slow moments here and there in between but these are all character development that makes the later scenes that much more biting.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Genre Action, Biography, Crime
Director Julian Gilbey
Writer Julian Gilbey, Will Gilbey
Actors Ricci Harnett, Terry Stone, Craig Fairbrass
Country United Kingdom
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Aaton XTR Prod, Sony HDW-F900
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak), 8 mm (Kodak), Video
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), HDCAM (source format), Super 16 (source format), Super 8 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm