DVD Review: The Liability
I decided to watch The Liability based on two things, the main one being Tim Roth and in a close second, the fact that this was a British Gangster film. The film it’s self isn’t amongst the top of it’s genre, but thanks to Roth and Jack O’Connell this low budget joy ride is worth watching.
After Adam (Jack O’Connell) wreaks his stepfather’s car, the spoilt rich kid finds out that he’s going to have to pay dad back. It’s all good though, ’cause dad has just the job for him – a driver for his contract killer business associate.
It’s a dark and twisted tale, with plenty of action and a plot so precariously balanced that I can’t really say much about it without giving some major spoilers away. Suffice to say that Adam takes a disturbing interest in the life and work of a contract killer.
It’s a wild ride with some gaping plot holes – not that you care whilst watching – and some pretty neat twists. It’s no Guy Ritchie, but the chemistry between Roth and O’Connell carry the film easily.
R16 Violence, sexual violence & offensive language.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read