GB 2018 1hr 48mins Dir: James Marsh Starring: Michael Caine and Ray Winstone
A Hatton Garden safe deposit facility is robbed by an aging gang of criminals
This crime drama is one of several that are based on the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary of 2015. It may have a stellar cast, but any potential this may give evaporates pretty quickly and the film is quite a poor spectacle overall. It has a lot of train scenes in it though, and some quite interesting ones too. There is a train journey whereby Michael Caine travels down to Margate and we get glimpses of Class 395 ‘Javelin’ EMU’s including some drivers-eye views of the HS1 route through Kent. These shots show a passing Class 395, whilst others filmed in the Dover area include one seen exiting Shakespeare Tunnel. There are shots of Michael Caine onboard the train and on the return journey there is a brief glimpse of a Eurostar set outside the window. The remaining railway shots consist of scenes filmed on the Docklands Light Railway at London City Airport, though there are a couple of others that appear, namely a somewhat obscured glimpse of a DLR unit as viewed from a car, and a shot of a Central Line train in the Perivale area. Perhaps most interesting of all though is the reused footage from Peter Yates’ 1967 film Robbery, shown in an opening montage about high profile crime. Originally filmed in colour, the shots have been ‘de-colourised’ for their use in this film.