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The Big Ugly (2020)

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Neeyln (Vinnie Jones) has always been the loyal enforcer for crime boss Harris (Malcolm McDowell) back in London, taking care of problems and people that disrupt his illicit business. When Harris strikes a deal with an old friend -- American oilman Preston (Ron Perlman) -- they find themselves in the wild hills of West Virginia. Contracts are signed and the whiskey flows in celebration, but overnight Neelyn's girlfriend disappears, last seen with Preston's wayward son Junior. Lines are drawn between family and friends, but nothing will stop Neelyn from getting answers -- and retribution.

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Ron Perlman
as Preston
Stephen Marcus
as Big James
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Critic Reviews for The Big Ugly

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

I was more intrigued by the supporting players, a colorful array of wrong-side-of-the-law types

July 31, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Boozing, brawling and tedium.

July 30, 2020 | Full Review…

The preponderance of middle-aged men doesn't help: world-weary, seasoned villains they may be, but you wouldn't bank on any of them breaking into a sprint without pulling something.

July 24, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Booze-soaked nonsense that romanticises practically medieval notions of honour.

July 23, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The Big Ugly isn't an unwatchable film. It's just a very forgettable and derivative film that tries to be very lofty and serious-minded, as if it's pretending that it's not a substandard B-movie.

August 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Some noir-style visual flourishes can't rescue the formulaic screenplay, which downplays the violent confrontations yet never musters sufficient tension or finds enough sympathy in its collection of schemers and scoundrels.

July 31, 2020 | Full Review…

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