The Hooligan Factory

2014

Comedy

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Leo Gregory as Slasher
Danny Dyer as Jeff
Josef Altin as Weasel
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1hr 30 min
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Reviewed by davideo-2 2 / 10

Misfiring lampooning of soccer hooligan films

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Danny (Jason Meza) is the off-spring of his father, a once legendary football hooligan who has disappeared from his life. After being expelled from school and wanting more out of life, he crosses paths with Dex (Nick Nevern, also directing) another big name footie hooligan who's just been released from prison. Together, they go about re-uniting the old firm and trying to restore their former glory, but those days may be well behind them.

Even after they really ceased to hold their cult appeal, these British gangster/firm films still get put out a lot in the direct to DVD market, with a load of no name or little known actors in the lead role. So frequently do they appear, it seemed a fitting idea to make a film lampooning them all, and Nick Nevern's film is certainly thorough, sending up everything from Green Street, to more big time stuff like Goodfellas, only rarely to very funny result. It plays too much like a standard hooligan film, from the dialogue to the set up, and at times feels even more depressing than the usual such stuff.

Hyped up a fair bit by social media, with many of the cast and crew and their families allegedly behind it, it's all too evident why this enjoyed what could only have been the briefest of cinema visits. *

Reviewed by Theo Robertson 6 / 10

Affectionate Parody

I have criticised the American film industry for having a lack of imagination . Reboots , franchises . car chases , explosions and CGI . To be fair this type of movie sells and never kill a golden goose . The British film industry deserves some criticism too along the same lines . Guy Ritchie comes along and all of a sudden every British release features mockney gangsters calling each other "Slag" and a few other naughty words . An off shoot of this was the football hooligan film where instead of gangster running around with shooters we had variably dressed blokes who follow West Ham FC ( They're always ICF West Ham fans ) running around with Stanley knives . If you've seen one you've probably seen them all . That said I did think RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER was a gritty hard hitting thriller that mixed the Brit gangster thriller and hooligan film very well

THE HOOLIGAN FACTORY starts with a direct referential spoof of the climax of that film and is genuinely funny , along with having a couple of cameos of the usual suspects who appear in these type of movies . This is to be honest the highlight of the movie because I was expecting a few more of the mockney celebrity cadre to appear throughout the movie . This unfortunately doesn't happen but for what we get , an affectionate low brow lampooning of hooligan and gangster films it works relatively well . There might be a previous knowledge of other films required from the audience in order to get the jokes but let's face it guys if you've seen a British film over the last 15 years it will be one involving either gangsters or the ICF

Reviewed by Steve Knight 5 / 10

Disappointing because of all the Facebook Hype

I went to the local filmed premier of Hooligan Factory in Plymouth Vue Cinema. I also had the hype thrust at me for weeks before on both Facebook and Twitter. Unfortunately, the film itself failed to live up to the hype that social media had given it. Hooligan Factory is funny in parts, in fact the first scene of Danny Dyer getting his head blown off was quite hilarious and reminiscent of the shootings in Rise of the Footsoldier and Bonded By Blood. But it all goes downhill from there .... with Social Media advertising it as the funniest film we will see, and Messrs Nevern and Maza hyping it up constantly, I was expecting more laughs. Hooligan Factory has a very talented and well-known cast whether it was in cameo roles or leading. The script comes across as somewhat amateur, if not copied from others, which, being a parody of all the hooligan films to date it would be. So .... it's well worth a watch on a rainy Saturday evening. But don't go expecting a Hollywood style comedy because unless you love hooligan films, you won't get it.

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