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May I Kill U?

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  May I Kill U? Review
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1 /10
Average Rating
1.25 /10
Kevin Bishop , Jack Doolan , Frances Barber
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Directed by: Stuart Urban
Written by: Stuart Urban

Released: 2013
Origin: UK
Colour: C
Length: 88

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Youíve heard of Dirty Harry? Meet Tiny Baz.

Baz, an improbably diminutive London cop on a bicycle, played by cuddly comedian Kevin Bishop (pictured), is a man too feeble to say boo to a goose, let alone his vile, abusive mother, overplayed by Frances Barber with a tiringly one-dimensional sneer. But then a bang on the head turns him into a murderous vigilante.

His first act of violence is to smash a looterís head to a pulp, presumably during the 2011 riots, with the looterís stolen plasma TV. When Baz puts his helmet-camera shots of the kill anonymously on the internet, they become a hit.

Baz goes on to commit several more murders, and I think weíre meant to find them funny, like the killings in Kind Hearts and Coronets. They arenít. We donít care about the killer or his victims, and donít really believe in any of them. Theyíre all out of some godforsaken sitcom pilot that should never have seen the light of day.

Astonishingly, reviewers on the internet have likened this film to American imports such as the two Bad Lieutenant pictures, but such comparisons only serve to show up how cluelessly amateurish this British film is.

Writer-director Stuart Urban has made two of the worst movies I have ever seen. Preaching to the Perverted (1997) was an inept black comedy about a Tory MP trying to close down a sado-masochistic sex parlour. Just as bad was 2001ís Revelation, an idiotic conspiracy thriller about freemasonry, cloning, alchemy, the CIA, the Vatican and the Knights Templar. How this guy continues to get funding remains one of lifeís unfathomable mysteries.

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