In Rowan Joffe's adaptation of Graham Greene's 1938 novel, Sam Riley plays Pinkie, a baby-faced junior thug who takes advantage of his mentor's murder to catapult himself to the top of their two-bit gang. An obstacle to his criminal dominance is Rose (Andrea Riseborough), a teenage waitress who knows too much about a revenge killing Pinkie might have been involved in. To ensure the girl's silence, Pinkie romances her, managing to keep his menace and malfunctioning heart mostly in check long enough to get her to the altar. From there, it turns out that sweet Catholic Rose gets off on ceding her body and her life to a bad guy's control. The leads are compelling and the chase and fight scenes—scored to a propulsive bass-drum... More >>>