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4,3,2,1

Noel Clarke brings the distinctive ‘get me?’ voice of his previous urban dramas to bear on a far floatier subject in this ditzy, glitzy crime drama. 4.3.2.1 repurposes Kidulthood’s dark London streets as the launchpad for a knicker-twisting diamond heist narrative, with the stories of four girlfriends caught in the fallout shown in time-looping sequence. It owes a lot to Go, then, but falls short of Doug Liman’s grungy trip, with the heels and handbags clashing awkwardly with Clarke’s trademark menace, and the flesh on show proving more exploitative than empowering.

This text originally appeared in Total Film magazine

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