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Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, YARDIE centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from eyewitnessing the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he's not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow "the righteous path", he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution - a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico.

  • Director: Idris Elba
  • Country: UK
  • Genre: Crime
  • Year: 2018
  • Run Time: 01:41:56
  • imdb Score: 5.8/10 (1,441 votes)
  • Language: English
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Antwayne Eccleston, Fraser James, Aml Ameen, Rayon McLean
"By incorporating a strong Jamaican flavor and infusing the mix with reggae and dance, Elba provides something more interesting than the standard tale of gang warfare and drug deals that forms Yardie’s skeleton. However, although these unique elements form an effective distraction, their ability to captivate wears thin, exposing the threadbare, overfamiliar story that struggles mightily to keep viewers engaged"
James Berardinelli - REELVIEWS

"Overall this is a remarkable debut from Elba, and it makes for an engaging, captivating watch."
Zoe Margolis - CINEVUE

"Ahead, its own distinctive, rewarding path; on all other sides, several hundred yards of crime-movie cliche. At most of these junctures, Elba makes the right choice."
Mike McCahill - GUARDIAN

"[Idris Elba] deserves praise for the tightly managed action scenes and for the strong sense of character and place that makes this such a treat to watch."
Jennie Kermode - EYE FOR FILM

AWARDS

Golden Trailer Awards 2018
Best Foreign Teaser

FESTIVALS

Berlin Int'l Film Festival 2018

Sundance Film Festival 2018