Review: The 51st State

The 51st State

Samuel L Jackson is his usual cool self, surrounded by loads of familiar faces to viewers of UK television. Jackson plays Elmo McElroy, a kilt-wearing, golf-obsessed illegal chemist who arrives in Liverpool to clinch a $20 million drugs deal with local baron Ricky Tomlinson.

Meanwhile his old Stateside boss, the Lizard (played by Meat Loaf), has sent Emily Mortimer’s skilled assassin after him, who herself has an interesting background central to the plot. UK talent includes Sean Pertwee as a bent cop (recently seen in Cold Feet), with his sidekick Brookside’s Sinbad, as well as Only Fools and Horses (Densil) and of current fav Ricky Tomlinson. And with Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans and a host of other great talent, fantastic storyline and the humorous clash of American and British cultures, you’ve just gotta love this film!

Film Details

Directed by:
Roony Yu
Samuel L Jackson, Robert Carlyle
Momentum Pictures

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