Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Meet Edwin Boyd, he's the Citizen Gangster

When I reviewed Edwin Boyd for Variety last fall at the Toronto Film Festival, I wrote that this "generally low-key but sporadically exciting account of Canada's most notorious bank robber of the post-WWII era" likely would play well "in areas where the title character (played with just the right measure of self-dramatizing flair by Scott Speedman) continues to claim the iconic status of a homegrown Clyde Barrow." But in other markets -- like, say, the United States -- where Boyd is more or less an unknown quantity, the movie probably would be "sentenced to homevid and cable." Looks like I should have added: "Look for the fugitive to be traveling under an alias."

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