The action’s confined, the suspense is barely sustained, but at least it’s shot for pace and efficient storytelling, says Helene Wong.
Bulging with characters – 13 of them introduced in the first 10 minutes, including a baby who must be counted as he’s integral to the plot – Whole Lotta Sole is an Irish crime dramedy from 2011 whose release here in holiday time is well judged. This is because although it starts out darkly enough, largely because of David O’Hara’s menacing turn as a Belfast gangster called – what else? – Mad Dog Flynn, it soon evolves into an innocuous hostage comedy that leaches away the bulk of the tension.
Never mind; Flynn is merely one character in a multi-ring circus of subplots ...
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