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Cast: John C. Gilmour, Alton Milne, Danielle Stewart

Director: David Griffith

Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller

Year: 2016

Rating: NR

Tartan-Noir, crime thriller about a botched robbery, a safe that won't open and lives that have gone off the tracks.

"Timelock" tells the story of Mark, a former teacher who is a hotel manager now. Mark has a gambling problem and his marriage is on the rocks as well. In order to feed his gambling habit he also steals they stuff in lost and found and takes them to a pawn shop but we learn early on that someone is watching his every move and they plan on using Mark's illegal behavior to rob the hotel. Mark soon finds his life has gone from bad to worse, his only option is to go along with the robbery or risk using his own life.

"Timelock" is a crime/drama from Scotland, it is a slow-moving film but it grabs your interest right from the start. From the beginning you are sucked into Mark's life and you immediately become invested in his story. Once the robbery takes place you can't wait to find out what is going to happen next.

Writer/Director, David Griffith shines in his feature film debut, he crafts an intriguing story and he backs it with his stylish direction. His cast is another reason the film is so good, John C. Gilmour is terrific as Mark, his subtle performance commands all your attention and Alton Milne is also terrific as Callum, the robber.

"Timelock" may not be for everyone because it is a slow moving, character and story driven crime drama but it is tense, suspenseful, moody and gritty. It has as story that keeps you watching and characters you find easy to care for. This is Independent Cinema at it's finest and it shows you don't need a big budget in order to make a good film.

I really enjoyed watching this tense thriller and I look forward to seeing what this talented film maker and the incredible cast have coming in the future. If you like a good crime story that gets you involved and thinking then I highly recommend check out this gem now. Available on VOD now, you can rent it HERE so be sure to check it out.

Released by 108 Media

**** Out Of *****