City of Tiny Lights (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

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City of Tiny Lights (2016)

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Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed) - cricket fan, devoted son and deadbeat private eye - is just emerging from another hangover when his next case walks through the door. Hooker Melody (Cush Jumbo) wants him to find her friend Natasha who has gone missing without warning. As he delves deeper into the case, Tommy's journey to uncover the truth leads him into the hidden layers of modern London, unlocking shocking secrets about past loves, friendships and family.

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Cast

Billie Piper
as Shelley
Cush Jumbo
as Melody
Riz Ahmed
as Tommy Akhtar
Roshan Seth
as Farzad Akhtar

Critic Reviews for City of Tiny Lights

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (9)

Travis's noir is entirely watchable, but it's only because of to Ahmed's captivating presence.

June 2, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A decent vehicle for Ahmed to show why he's considered one of Britain's most interesting young stars.

April 9, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The jagged parts of this noir puzzle don't piece together to make a pleasing whole.

April 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Too often City of Tiny Lights is let down by an overeagerness to play up its source material, and hampered by unnecessarily showy direction and inadvisable attempts at gumshoe dialogue.

April 7, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This west London-set neo-noir has moody lighting, edgy camerawork and femmes fatales aplenty, but it could have paid less attention to style and more to storytelling.

April 6, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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You could easily imagine a series being spun off based around Riz Ahmed's character. As a self-contained story, though, the film is frustrating. There's so much going on around the edges that the main investigation seems almost an afterthought.

April 5, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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