Rise of the Footsoldier Part II


Action / Crime


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Luke Mably as Shawn
Steven Berkoff as Dr. Flint
Craig Fairbrass as Pat Tate
Ryan Oliva as Kenny Davis
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795.83 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 51 min
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1.67 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 51 min
P/S 7 / 17

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by FlashCallahan 1 / 10

Can a Footsoldier rise twice?....

In the vault of unnecessary sequels, this has to be up there with The Last Exorcism 2, Single White Female 2, and 8mm 2. The film serves nothing more than to be a vanity project for Writer, Director, Caterer, and Star, Harnett.

The first Rising of the Footsoldier was pretty solid stuff to be fair, it was the umpteenth telling of those shootings, and why and how they took place. They featured all your favourite bad boys from cockney based soaps, and had more C words in it than the song 'My Coo Coo Ca Choo'.

But it was purely filler, and was milking the dregs of a strange phenomena that Ritchie started in late nineties, and Nick Love continued to semi revive in the mid- nineties.........that of the British crime movie, and then merging your cockney wide boy story with added on true events for good measure.

And in the last few years, they have been coming out on DVD almost every other week, and almost every one features the word Essex in the title.

So this is basically 'what Carlton did next' and if this film is anything to go by, it's that he goes totally paranoid, almost loses everything because although he's getting on in his years, he still wants to be the hardest man on the street.

Now, with any other film, you would conclude that the writer is stretching the truth just a little bit, but when you have the real Leach appear in the film for nothing more than to hug his fictional counterpart, you wonder if it's all above board, or whether some people have huge egos.

And it's just another atypical, by the numbers gangster movie that has absolutely nothing new to offer. So the film consists of Harnett having a fight, getting paranoid, having a fight, getting paranoid, getting his family paranoid, and so on and so on.

None of the characters are likable, the film glamorises idiotic, beer swilling louts who like nothing more than to smash stuff up, treat women like animals, but are the salt of the earth, because they are loyal.

You've seen it all before, better and worse, and there now must be at least fifteen to twenty films in this sub genre released every year.

And the worse thing is, is that the film feels like the middle of a blooming trilogy.

A worthless inclusion to a worthless genre, feeding the wannabe criminals pipe dreams of destruction.

Reviewed by chirox 7 / 10

Not a patch on the first movie

The original Rise was told from Carlton Leach's perspective, 'Rise II' doesn't appear to have had a lot of input from Carlton himself as far as story goes it's pretty thin on plot. The acting varies wildly from good (surprisingly, Craig Fairbrass and solid as per from Ricci Harnett) to downright awful - Steven Berkoff, his days have been numbered for some time. Terry Stone is forgiven as although normally the worst of the worst, his performance as Tony Tucker in the original 'Rise', even with the laughable wig, was outstanding. Here he is seen in flashback and it's just about okay. As I mentioned, the plot is thin but at least most of the actors tried to make the best of what they had to work with, in the end it's a by-the- numbers film that barely keeps you interested and then only really by Fairbrass and Harnett. I didn't fall asleep so it must of had something.

Reviewed by howlett_patrick 3 / 10


The conclusion to the first film meant that a remake would be pointless.

We are over the 90's, and the point of the original was to document the eventual demise of big time drug dealers.

My dealer at the time got done for 3,000 pills, 5 years in nick, but I never saw any violence. He's a painter and decorator now, he enjoyed making people happy selling happy pills and he was nothing like the big time drug dealers portrayed in the media, he would chill out at my parties, I knew he was 'something', but he wasn't a thug, let's paint it real.

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