Freight – Completely by the Book Thriller
Director: Stuart St Paul
Writer: Stuart St Paul (Screenplay)
Cast: Billy Murray, Craig Fairbrass, Danny Midwinter, Laura Aikman, Sam Kennard, Luke Aikman
Plot: A Russian gang in the UK traffic Eastern Europeans. Enslaving them, the women to sex, the men to illegal fights. They cross a local businessman, and a war escalates.
Runtime: 1 Hour 32 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Freight starts when Gabe Taylor’s (Murray) business, clashes with Eastern European Cristi’s (Midwinter) gang. This leads to Cristi kidnapping Gabe’s daughter Julie (Aikman). Gabe will bring together his best, Jed (Fairbrass) to lead the hunt for Julie.
As Gabe sees the hunt happening, Cristi puts his human slaves to work. Be it the men in fights, or the women in the sex trade. The two sides come together in a war that Gabe had promised to walk away from.
Thoughts on Freight
Freight is an action crime thriller, diving into the criminal underworld. Taking us through the war between the ruthless Eastern Europeans and the gentleman gang of Englishman. This is a movie designed to make the British gangster seem like the nice guys. When in fact both sides are just as bad as each other.
The story is everything we see, needing to track down a lost loved one. One that has been taken leading to a violent revenge mission. It will show the connections used to track down. As well as the world created by the Eastern Europeans.
Billy Murray is always a great gangster figure, this is no different. Craig Fairbrass works well as the heavy, getting more done in the fights. In the supporting cast, we don’t get much more to work with, filling the standard roles.
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Final Thoughts – Freight is the typical gangsters at war movie.