7/10

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Runtime: 113 min

Genres: Crime | Drama

Languages: English

Countries: Australia


Welcome to the terrifying Melbourne crime underworld, where tensions are on the brink of exploding between felons and renegade cops - the Wild West played out on the city's streets in broad daylight. The Cody brothers, a gang of armed robbers, are in the process of initiating their teenage nephew Joshua 'J' (James Frecheville) into their frightening world after the death of his mother and under the watchful eye of his matriarchal grandmother, Smurf (Jacki Weaver), a modern-day Ma Barker. Ben Mendelsohn plays Pope, the oldest brother of the Cody clan, who tries unsuccessfully to come to terms with the fact that his partner and best friend, Barry 'Baz' Brown (Joel Edgerton), wants out of the game. Craig (Sullivan Stapleton), the middle brother with a hair trigger, deals and does cocaine while the youngest brother Darren (Luke Ford) fights with his conscience as he participates in the family business. All of them are adored, sustained and supported by Smurf, who seems to be pulling the strings. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world, but soon discovers that the entire situation is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine. Guy Pearce plays senior police officer Nathan Leckie, who, recognizing that J's youth and inexperience might well prove to be the key to finally conquering the Codys, tries to lure him into the fold after the death of a close associate. In order to survive, J must determine how the game is played and choose his place in this cunning and brutal animal kingdom.



Directors (1)

Writers (1)

David Michôd screenplay

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Actors (39)

Andy McPhee Richard Collis
Ann Michôd Shopper
Anna Lise Phillips Justine Hopper
Anthony Ahern Armed robbery detective
Anthony Hayes Det. Justin Norris
Ben Mendelsohn Andrew 'Pope' Cody
Ben Ouwehand Scott Leckie
Bert Labonte PSG Santo
Brenda Palmer Janine's neighbour
Bryce Lindemann Paramedic #1
Chris Weir Hood #2
Christina Azucena Dacinta Collis
Clayton Jacobson Gus Emery
Dan Wyllie Ezra White
Daniel Roche SOG
David Michôd Reporter
Dom Phelan PSG Tom
Guy Pearce Leckie
Jack Heanly Andy Emery
Jacki Weaver Janine Cody
Jacqueline Brennan Sarah Leckie
James Frecheville Joshua 'J' Cody
James Saunders PSG Gary
Joel Edgerton Barry Brown
Josh Helman Const. Peter Simmons
Justin Rosniak Det. Randall Roache
Kieran Darcy-Smith John Harrop
Laura Wheelwright Nicky Henry
Lucia Cai Cashier
Luke Ford Darren Cody
Michael Cody Police Radio
Michael Vice Hood #1
Mirrah Foulkes Catherine Brown
Paul Smits Paramedic #2
Sarah Nguyen Waitress
Sullivan Stapleton Craig Cody
Susan Prior Alicia Henry
Tim Phillipps Const. Daniel Horden
Tom Noble Court Warden