44 Inch Chest (2010)

44 Inch Chest
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Frequent strong coarse language, violence and sexual references

Director: Malcolm Venville
Actors: Ian McShane, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Ray Winstone, Joanne Whalley, Stephen Dillane, Dave Legeno

44-inch chest is a provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender film amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone. The movie explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, shattered by his wife's (Joanne Whalley) infidelity. However, he has friends who do more than stand by; they kidnap his wife's French lover and hold him prisoner so that Colin can restore his manhood with revenge.

Status: QuickPick
Run time: 96mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Member Reviews (14)

We were enjoying the interaction and chats between the cast of characters, particular Ian McShane, but this one lost us when it went to the dream sequences. It's rated MA with warnings for language, so don't bother if you can't handle lots of strong language.
Posted Thursday, 1 May 2014 See my other reviews
Well I guess I should have known from the title that this is a Real Man's Movie and not a chick flick. I thought Ray Winstone and John Hurt would only act with decent scripts. Wrong. Swearing was so out there it wasn't real or even funny.
Posted Wednesday, 22 January 2014 See my other reviews
Not very impressed - the description did not say it was a 4 person stage play.
Posted Tuesday, 9 April 2013 See my other reviews
Lynne R
What a crappy movie!!! Decided to watch it on a Saturday night. Thought it would be suitable for my husband as it was billed as 'testoserone fuelled'. I'm not a wowser, but the language was 'over the top' offensive and it was sooooo boring we didn't even obther to finish watching it to the end.
Posted Wednesday, 12 September 2012 See my other reviews
I always felt as if I was watching a stage play, it had that overacted sort of feel that often occurs on the stage. The acting was very good but I never felt any of them were really in the environment they were supposed to portray. Hard core criminals playing at philosophy, but it just didn't quite work. All actors are very capable of playing hard men but in this it seemed like they were pretending and the use of profane language actually made them sound unbelievable, not tough. Still worth a watch tho, it's different.
Posted Monday, 28 May 2012 See my other reviews
Excellent film.
Posted Thursday, 8 September 2011 See my other reviews
Thought it was okay. A little off beat and the swearing got a little out of hand. Surprised to see John Hurt as he is such a well known actor and has done some great films and Mr Lovejoy played a super part in this film.
Posted Wednesday, 3 August 2011 See my other reviews
Russ Henry
Depressing waste of time!
Posted Tuesday, 12 July 2011 See my other reviews
Yep, boring. Poor man's Guy Ritchie gangster film with unnecessary amounts of swearing, and cliched accents that border on parody. Stick with RocknRolla
Posted Friday, 27 May 2011 See my other reviews
Marg F
Too much swearing. Not much of a plot . Not my kind of movie
Posted Saturday, 23 April 2011 See my other reviews
didn't really enjoy this movie - weird!
Posted Wednesday, 16 March 2011 See my other reviews
I couldnt watch this. Possibly because I am so affected by Winslow. His pain in this was too much to bear. Hurst was brilliant as the blustering tough guy, but all in all Im not sure where the movie was headed. Was it meant to be another In Bruges? Hurst seemed to think so, but Winslow's suffering was too real to be funny
Posted Tuesday, 15 March 2011 See my other reviews
the worst movie i've seen
Posted Thursday, 10 March 2011 See my other reviews
Very average movie involving 4 quality British actors, what a waste of talent, wife gave it a miss after 2 minutes. Language was very extreme, ( F & C ) excessive and unnecessary to the extent it ruined what ever story they were trying to tell. It starts off with this verbal diarrhea by 5 violent men seeking revenge on a friends wifes lover, it involves flash backs by the unstable husband bashing his wife, his boring fantasies, and all 5 men taunting the lover. The revenge turns deranged to the extent it becomes stupid . I thought it was going to be like the great movies ???two smoking barrels??? and ???snatch??? but it wasn???t. Summing up DON???T BOTHER poor nights entertainment.
Posted Thursday, 4 November 2010 See my other reviews
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