The performances, the witty dialogue, the bracingly authentic production design and the thumping soundtrack are what make this movie sing.
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Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie follows a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he's not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow "the righteous path," he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution - a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham).

Played at

Music Hall, 3.15.19 - 3.21.19
Playhouse 7, 3.15.19 - 3.21.19
Glendale, 3.15.19 - 3.21.19
Rated NR
Runtime: 101 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: Fionnuala Halligan Screen International
Actor/producer and part-time DJ Idris Elba now adds director to his resume with 'Yardie,' an adaptation of Victor Headley’s 1992 novel about a young drug courier which begins on the mean streets of Kingston, Jamaica in 1973 and concludes on the even meaner backroads of East Lon...