The paratrooper Robert Miller (Toby Kebbell) has returned to England and the outskirts of London from the war in Afghanistan and he can not really manage to adjust to being a civilian again. He is damaged on the inside and his mind is still in warmode. His friend and former paratrooper colleague Chris Turner (Tony Curran) introduces Miller to his brother Chris (Tony Curran), who seems to be part of an intelligence agency revealing terrorist cells within the borders of England. Soon enough Miller is involved investigating certain people who are supposedly connected to terrorist activities. At the same time Miller is on the collision course with the local hoodlum Jones when trying to help his neighbour Fahad to get Fahads brother out of the gang run by Jones. The clock is ticking for Miller…

I red about “The Veteran” in my movie “bible” Total Film and it sounded interesting. As Total Film said, “The Veteran” is some sort of mix between “Taxi Driver” and “Children Of Men”. Toby Kebbel is quite good as Miller. He plays Miller with a calmness that shows at the same time that there is a timebomb within waiting to explode. I reckon the pace was quite slow for the bigger part of the movie, but in a way when all hell breaks lose in the end that is compensated for sure. I reckon all hand to hand combat scenes and as well the shooting scenes were so well done and felt extremely authentic. Big plus on that. However, “The Veteran” felt as well at times quite scattered in the setup and scenestructure. It lacked a bit of a flow and a 100 percent logic storyline. And I reckon the radiant Adi Bielski could have gotten some more screentime. But, not too shabby all in all. (3 and a half out of 5)

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