Film review: Whole Lotta Sole

By Helene Wong In Film

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10th January, 2013
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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