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Middling ensemble drama, 100 Streets could’ve been better either being a set of vignettes or focusing on one story. Still, it is a worthwhile watch if only for Idris Elba who turns in yet another strong performance.

 

 

100 Streets
(2016)

Genre(s): Drama
Sony | NR – 94 min. – $19.99 | March 7, 2017

Date Published: 03/11/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Jim O’Hanlon
Writer(s): Leon F. Butler (screenplay)
Cast: Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton, Tom Cullen, Franz Drameh
DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurette
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.39
Subtitles: English SDH, English, Spanish
Disc Size: 21.6 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


100 Streets follows three contrasting and interwoven stories as they play out in one square mile of modern day London. A former rugby player, Max (IDRIS ELBA), struggles to find a life off the field while fighting to save his marriage to former actress Emily (GEMMA ARTERTON). Kingsley (FRANZ DRAMEH) is a small time drug dealer desperately seeking a way off the street. While completing his community service for a misdemeanor, Kinsley meets Terence (Ken Stott), a local thespian, who gives him the push he needs out of his dead-end life and into a very different, creative world. George (CHARLIE CREED-MILES), a cab driver, and his wife Kathy (KIERSTON WAREING) dream of having kids, but a devastating road accident puts their hopes on hold even testing their otherwise strong marriage. Anybody can make a wrong turn, but it’s the journey that allows us to find the right path.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.0/5


This release comes with a glossy slip cover. The only feature included is A Look Inside 100 Streets (14:05; HD) with interviews by Jim O’Hanlon, Idris Elba and other members of the cast as they discuss the various characters and plots.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


100 Streets arrives on Blu-ray presented with a 1080p high-definition transfer and a 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio. The picture looks fine with bright colors and decent enough and sharp detail throughout. I’d say it more or less matches up with many television series and on that, it’s okay considering this is a drama.

AUDIO – 3.75/5


The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which was serviceable given the majority of the film is dialogue driven with the only sense of depth coming from the rear channels for ambient noises and a forgettable/canned score.

 


OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, middling ensemble drama, 100 Streets could’ve been better either being a set of vignettes or focusing on one story. Still, it is a worthwhile watch if only for Idris Elba who turns in yet another strong performance. The Blu-ray released by Sony offers good video and audio and a throwaway featurette.

 

 

 

 

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