A directorial debut for the talented Idris Elba, and what a promising start this is. Flourishing in its Jamaican roots with a hint of Hackney on the side, Elba manages to adapt a novel whilst injecting some personal flavour into the story making for a tasty crime drama. After the death of his brother, an errand boy is hired to deliver a package where he is stuck at a symbolic crossroad. Walk down the path of righteousness as a good man, or seek vengeance and crumble down the path of the damned. It would be effortless to label this as a formulaic plot that hinges on shoot outs, drug smuggling and murder. And, to some extent, it does contain clichéd tendencies. However, Elba manages to spice up the drama with a rather balanced character portrayal that enables him to include action set pieces and personal reflection. It's a story that he holds close, the attention to detail makes that obvious. Never portraying any individual as an antagonist, each character is created to act as various strands of morality. The innocent bystanders trying to make a living on one side, and the drug lords on the other. This conjures up a multitude of decisions that tests the protagonist's moral compass, allowing substantial character development. Fantastic central performance from Ameen who expressively encapsulates the conflicting emotions within the character of "D". Graham also gave a decent supporting role. A large part of Yardie is the underground reggae music. Clearly an insight into Elba's motives for DJ-ing, it does provide a jamming beat that rolls with the narrative's pace. You can really feel it surge through the story. Although, there may have been too much focus on the music and not enough effort into producing an emotional response from certain pivotal scenes. Also, the heavy Jamaican accent did make the dialogue slightly difficult to comprehend. My ears are not attuned, evidently. Fortunately the well-paced narrative, directing technique and performances are clear indications that Elba is more than welcome to sit in the director's chair.
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Yardie (2018) 1080p
Yardie is a movie starring Antwayne Eccleston, Fraser James, and Aml Ameen. Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the...
IMDB: 5.83 Likes
- Genre: Crime |
- Quality: 1080p
- Size: 1.64G
- Resolution: 1920*1080 / 23.976 fpsfps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 101
- IMDB Rating: 5.8/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 20 / 130
The Synopsis for Yardie (2018) 1080p
Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he's not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow "the righteous path", he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution - a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham).
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Yardie mixes mellow character driven reggae with violently noisy bass.Reviewed byTheMovieDioramaVote: 7/10
I had so many high expectations for this film going in. I thought that the fact it was attached to Idris Elba meant that surely it would be stellar. Sadly that was certainly not the case...I was constantly waiting for the film to start moving at a pace but it just kept dragging. It's no wonder that it has such limited showtimes at cinemas (my experience).I would advise waiting until this comes out on DVD and pick it up cheaply. Don't waste your hard earned cash to see it...luckily I didn't have to pay!!
Tells a story but needs more blood and gore. I remember the days when yardie gangsters invaded Britain. This is more like a made for TV docu/drama. These people were frightening and I never met one who had an ounce of human kindness in his eyes, never mind looking like a boy band member. Think Scarface Al Pacino when the Cubans came to America just on a smaller scale. This flick fails miserably.