Starring Harry Melling and Tom Brooke as good Christian hitmen sent by their priest to bump off an atheist intellectual, this British black comedy certainly had the potential for some dry, whack-a-doo fun. And though there are plenty of moments (including a delightful Greek Chorus of spiffy gents) to warrant keeping an eye on director/co-writer Harry Michell, the film winds up moseying along like a limpy walk down a cobblestone lane. Even the presence of the great Derek Jacobi as the priest can’t keep this from feeling like a bit of a wasted opportunity.

2.5/5 stars