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Bonded By Blood

5.51 h 36 min201018
In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared criminals in the south of England, maintaining the hold on their empire with fear and violence until their untimely death.
Sacha Bennett
Vincent ReganNeil MaskellTamer Hassan
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Alcohol usefoul languagenuditysexual contentsmokingsubstance useviolence
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4.2 out of 5 stars

371 global ratings

  1. 59% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 15% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 6% of reviews have 1 stars
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David ormsbyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 April 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you liked Rise of the Footsoldier, you'll love this.
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Excellent telling of the story, keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout, never a dull moment. I've watched a lot of stinkers but this really doesn't deserve the IMDB rating, great film, watch on your own with a beer in hand while the wife is asleep.
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pdubReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 August 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Other than Adam Deacon cast as Nicholls I'd say the casting is pretty strong. Alot of the actors in ROTFS also ...
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Very difficult not to compare this film with the likes of 'Essex Boys' and 'Rise of the Footsoldier'. This is a must watch for anyone who takes a fleeting interest in British gangland culture or the Rettendon Murders.

Other than Adam Deacon cast as Nicholls I'd say the casting is pretty strong. Alot of the actors in ROTFS also feature in this film. Terry Stone retains his role as Tony Tucker. Neil Maskell I feel plays a better Craig Rolfe than Roland Manookian and Tamer Hussain plays a convincing Pat Tate; feel that Craig Fairbrass edges the Tate role in Rise though. This film is more intricately woven into the Rettendon murders story than the more cinematic ROTFS.

The film tells the story as faithfully as possible; the truth is the truth isnt known! A good, gritty gangland film worth a watch in its own right, the fact that its portraying a real life event draws you in even more to a world unthinkable to most.
10 people found this helpful
JonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 May 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
A more budget version of ROTFS
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If you have seen Rise of the footsoldier then dont bother. this is a lot worse. The film is just too short to feel like it portrays events over a timeline, and is done on the cheap. The little guy is just not believable at all
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tcjReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 February 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
bonded by blood dvd
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not bad. worth a watch but I think the best ones of this story about the Essex boys is definatley rise of the foot soldier part one. and part three with terry stone acting. these are more entertaining. hope this helps.
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IrishalReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 December 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not too bad
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This isn't too bad, but not nearly as good as the "rise of the footsoldier" franchise.
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deanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 May 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
bit naff
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Usual players, usual plot, bit naff. contented to watch this on a Sunday afternoon if it's raining and I can't be arsed to go out
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wobblybobReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 February 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Poor at best
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Another thinly veiled watered down version of what was originally a good film worth watching !!!! this however is not !!!! it has now be stretched to limit of time wasting rubbish !!!
Alana StevensReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 March 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film, not for the faint hearted.
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Great, gripping, can be pretty violent more often than not but all in all a great dvd. I only bought it because a few of the cast are in football factory and also I have read and watched 2 versions of the Essex Boys, (The film is bassed on), But The original Essex boys was better. I still give it the highest rating for the actors and acting which is second to none.
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