Big Al is a low-life criminal who somehow did manage to become something like the boss of the hood. He constantly looks for ways to earn a couple of bucks and for the rest he just hangs around with his friends and have sex with women. When he’s abused his girlfriend Kat once again, Kat gets in touch with Liz, a social worker who wants to help her. However, Kat has a whole different plan in her head than Liz is proposing.
Sound and Vision:
Nothing special to say about the image quality. There’s quite some use of color filters but that doesn’t hurt the overall experience (it doesn’t help either though). Grain is present a little bit but we didn’t spot obnoxious compression errors.
The sound is pretty decent with some good use of the surround channels and subwoofer.
.45 is an average movie with average comedy, average acting, an average script and … did I already say it was average? The movie has a very English atmosphere that should make it stand next to films like Snatch and Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, but unfortunately it never manages to get to that level. The characters are quite flat, and the cast doesn’t really manage to give them an extra dimension. The comedy is far to be found (despite many attempts in a sexual way) and the plot is a bit far fetched.
Still, it isn’t bad enough to be completely bashed so if you’re looking for a no-brainer that you can watch on a dull night, you may want to try this one out. Just don’t expect too much and you might even enjoy it a bit.