Fifth about The Seventh

City of Tiny Lights

City of Tiny Lights: Pete Travis’ film has an intriguing start, one that suggests a traditional story updated into a more modern and unusual setting; it even transitions into something else, incorporating elements which are rather contemporary. The plot, however, eventually becomes confusing, too convenient, and rushed; furthermore, there is a crucial plot-hole which is much too large to ignore. Additionally, the emotional punch is simply too weak. Riz Ahmed proves to be a good choice for the main role, as he is convincing both as a tough, smart detective and as a sensitive man. The rest of the cast is appropriate, but the performances are far from special. The film sets itself mostly at night for no particular dramatic reason, but that allows cinematographer Felix Wiedemann to make colors from neon lights to pop, which gives London at night a stylish and distinctive look.

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