Yardie

 (472)5.91 h 41 min2018X-RayUHDR
Yardie is the fresh, compelling and remarkable directorial debut from Idris Elba.
Directors
Idris Elba
Starring
Aml AmeenShantol JacksonStephen Graham
Genres
AdventureAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]

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Supporting actors
Fraser JamesSheldon ShepherdEveraldo Creary
Producers
Gina CarterRobin Gutch
Studio
Amazon Studios
Rating
R (Restricted)
Content advisory
Sexual contentdrug useviolencefoul language
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4.5 out of 5 stars

472 global ratings

  1. 72% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars

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One More Ontological MonadReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsNothing new here, same old thug tale
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I gave up on this 23 minutes before the end as it's just the same old tale told over and over. I guess we are supposed to sympathize with the character Dennis because his brother got murdered 10 years ago. Ho hum and boo hoo. In the end he is just another drug dealing, murdering thug and he gets no sympathy here. Yvonne told him he had to change or get out of her life, but she let him stay even though he refused to change. Has anyone seen this story line before? Oh yeah, about 7 billion of us have seen it. Do yourself a favor and skip this one and, for those of you who gave it 5 stars - really?
60 people found this helpful
Angela M.Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsThe Jamaican Version of Game of Thrones
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While watching this movie look beyond the typical drug narrative and see the true story of how one should traumatic incident in a young boy's life can have long-lasting implications. Every decision has lasting and deadly consequence. But in the end every man must choose his own path. This movie is not for everyone and that's okay.
53 people found this helpful
JReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsthis is such a good movie
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im not sure why people are giving bad rating but this movie is so good! im happy i found it. if i was just reading the reviews i wouldnt have watched this but im glad i watched it. SOOOOOOOOOO good
48 people found this helpful
Melinda LoveReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsHeart warming, exciting, entertaining
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In some ways a sad movie, in other ways a motivation how to survive in a rough world. Great production value, and music also. Great acting. Sad that so many urban and island youth get caught up in the drug game, attempting to generate fiat currency for power, home, family. Make more movies like his one. Jah, rastafari. One love. Respect. Seen. Big up the conscious massive. Hotep.
28 people found this helpful
N.A.Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsA New Classic
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Yardie explores common themes in storytelling that date back to Shakespeare. However, it is a laid back lo-fi rendering of these familiar tropes, coupled with a soundtrack of music legends.
For those not familiar, it is based on Victor Headley's 1992 novel of the same name - look it up on Amazon!
Nice one Idris!
26 people found this helpful
BillakingReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsCaptivating
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There are many aspects of the movie that surprised me especially that there are lots black and brown people who live in London. I had been bought up in America to believe that London was all white and neat, with a few black and brown people. But to see ghettos in London surprised me and change my perspective of London. I have even more respect for black and brown people; who suffer everywhere the same.
14 people found this helpful
Looking CloserReviewed in the United States on June 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsThe path of murder that leads to hell
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Story about a young boy seeking revenge for his brother's murder. Revenge is a path to hell and betrayal. Hard to understand dialogue, but well worth the watch.
11 people found this helpful
T.CReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsTake item off Amazon,
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Cannot use this in any DVD players, in the U.S. differnt format ,this is from the UK.
Extremely disappointed, should not be on Amazon at all!!,
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