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100 Streets (2016/Sony Blu-ray)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: C Film: C

Boasting two fine performances by Idris Elba and the underused as of late Gemma Arterton, Jim O' Hanlon's 100 Streets (2016) is a drama that tries really hard to be a drama. Tapping into the 'cheating husband' genre (or is that cycle?), the film is plagued by a weak screenplay that reminds me in many ways of Closer (2004) only not as interesting and characters that are predominantly unlikeable.

The film also stars Tom Cullen, Ryan Gage, Ken Stott, and Franz Dameh.

Three stories intertwine following a stubborn wife (Arterton) who can't decide between her rich, dishonest husband (Elba) and her boyfriend, a cab driver and his wife who want to have kids and start a new life but are unable to after a horrific vehicle manslaughter incident, and a drug dealer (Dameh) who seeks a more creative and meaningful life. The theme of film is how one mistake can spell disaster in an otherwise positive life.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1, the picture looks and sounds fine on Blu-ray disc, with exquisite character detail and high contrast colors with predominant whites in many scenes. As for the audio mix, the presentation is in a lossless English 5.1 DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) mix that presents the film fine as well. The score for the film is as over dramatic as the film, with wandering piano motifs and music that tells you how to feel. No digital copy.

Special Features...

A Look Inside 100 Streets with Director Jim O' Hanlon, Idris Elba, and others

I found 100 Streets to be reminiscent of stronger films like it we've seen before, save some good performances, the film thinks that its more profound than it is.

- James Lockhart



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