Domnhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander star in Alex Garland's directorial debut
Presented as Young Guns goes gangster, Mobsters rather spuriously pretends to depict the young lives of name hoodlums, having 'Lucky' Luciano (Slater), Meyer Lansky (Dempsey), Bugsy Siegel (Grieco) and Frank Costello (Mandylor) take on the local aging Dons, Gambon and Quinn. This all adds up to an excuse for the young and sexy cast to run around in neat suits, with slick haircuts and big guns, shouting a lot. There is absolutely nothing else here. Even Young Guns had some knowledge of its genre, and a dumb wit and playfulness.
Mobsters has none of that; it's just silly, sick and shallow.
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On Channel 4: 20 April 2014