Tells a story but needs more blood and gore. I remember the days when yardie gangsters invaded Britain. This is more like a made for TV docu/drama. These people were frightening and I never met one who had an ounce of human kindness in his eyes, never mind looking like a boy band member. Think Scarface Al Pacino when the Cubans came to America just on a smaller scale. This flick fails miserably.
Yardie (2018) 720p YIFY Movie
Yardie is a movie starring Antwayne Eccleston, Fraser James, and Aml Ameen. Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the...
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- Genre: Crime |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 876.38M
- Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 101
- IMDB Rating: 5.8/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 9 / 167
The Synopsis for Yardie (2018) 720p
Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he's not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow "the righteous path", he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution - a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham).
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The Reviews for Yardie (2018) 720p
Disney versionReviewed byshin-63489Vote: 2/10
Yardie: A powerful tale of life, love and gangsters in Jamaica, a story of vengeance and young lives tainted by violence at an early age. 1973, D's (Ami Amheen) DJ brother is murdered when he tries to bring peace to warring gangs. D is adopted by one of the gang chiefs, King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd) who is also a Reggae producer. Eventually D is sent to London in 1983 as his thirst for revenge is causing problems with another gang. D is also tasked with bringing cocaine to Rico (Stephen Graham), a Jamaican gang boss in Hackney. Seeing that Rico is psychotic, D decides to go independent but remains loyal to King Fox.
The unfolding of this drama, especially in the London scenes, is hampered by very strong Jamaican accents and a form of the Jamaican patois which is difficult to understand. This limits the accessibility of the film and it's potential audience. This is unfortunate because in his debut as director manages some original twists on the gangster fil and the young man seeking vengeance motifs. Subtitles really would have helped here, just as they would in most of Ken Loach's Scottish films.
D meets up with his estranged partner Yvonne (Shantol Jackson) and their child, she becomes a pawn in the resulting war between gangs but D's relationship with them is crucial to himself and to the film's denouement. We see Hackney clubs where D becomes an MC, the shootouts, kidnappings, the music, love, but the past looms over all of it.
A potentially great film weakened by lack of subtitles. 8/10.
I was lucky enough to get a preview ticket and felt lucky to get a look before the masses.
In essence, the film was very entertaining, filled with nostalgia, under appreciated culture and a truer depiction of London life that o've Seem else where.
For all of its fabulous production values, amazing acting and brilliant locations, at times the story seems underdeveloped. The anguish and rage of the lead character is not given enough time to develop, which makes his actions less relatable and makes it feel as though the film was the victim of the cutting room floor.
However, overall the story tells a heartfelt tale of the perils of a criminal life, and is an entertaining insight into the lives of London's diverse community.