Dragged Across Concrete
25 May 2019 7pm
concession £7, members £6.50
Length: 159 mins
Director: S. Craig Zahler
Cast: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter
Director S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk) takes us back to the glory days of ’70s cop movies with this explosion in slow motion.
Three intertwined stories build to a bloody conclusion: two cops (Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn) caught on camera brutalising a suspect hope to redeem themselves by intercepting a heist, perpetrated by career-criminal on probation Henry (Tory Kittles). Needless to say, things go awry.
Focusing on character and mounting tension, as well as rhythmic, memorable dialogue, Zahler makes every punch count as we reach the charged finale of this unfiltered take on the cop thriller.
“This is a long film, but there is something so horribly compelling about its unhurried slouch towards the precipice.” ★★★★ – Guardian
“It’s apt to send crime-film fanatics who prefer their pulp nasty, brutish and incredibly long into fits of glee. For others, the title doubles as an apt description of the experience of watching it.” – Rolling Stone
“Potentially one of the most engrossing 158-minute films you’ll ever sit through.” – Rogerebert.com