If you enjoyed the recent BBC thriller Bodyguard and are looking for similar thrills, then All the Devil's Men might be for you.
Milo Gibson inhabits a classic Steven Seagal archetype as Jack Collins, a former SEAL turned bounty hunting burnout, doing the jobs no one else talks of. His spunky boss, CIA handler Leigh (Sylvia Hoeks, recently in The Girl in the Spider's Web), has one more on the cards.
After carrying out an assignment in Morocco. Collins is sent with two other operatives to London, intent on taking down his old Afghan soldier buddy Deighton (Joseph Millson), who has become part of a faction dealing in WMDs. Inevitably, double crosses complicate matters and the mission is clear…
All the Devil's Men certainly has action in abundance and stylistically is reminiscent of some of Nick Love's recent gangster flicks. It is refreshing to see a British-set thriller, albeit a little old-hat by today's standards that can provide the sort of visual stimulant that the examples stateside have done for decades. William Fichtner (The Neighbour) has a crucial but underused role as an operative, but it has sufficient excitement for the target audience and is certainly be worth a look.
ALL THE DEVIL'S MEN / CERT: 15 / DIRECTOR & SCREENPLAY: MATTHEW HOPE / STARRING: MILO GIBSON, WILLIAM FICHTNER, SYLVIA HOEKS / GBENGA AKINNAGBE / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW