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Yardie is a 2018 British crime drama film directed by Idris Elba based on the novel of the same name by Jamaican-born writer Victor Headley. It was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.[1] In February 2018, the first trailer to the film and a poster was released.[2]

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Film poster
Directed byIdris Elba
Produced byMary Burke
Gina Carter
Alice Dawson
Robin Gutch
Written byVictor Headley
Brock Norman Brock
Martin Stellman
StarringAml Ameen
Stephen Graham
Akin Gazi
Music byDickon Hinchliffe
CinematographyJohn Conroy
Distributed byStudioCanal
Release date
  • 20 January 2018 (2018-01-20) (Sundance)
  • 31 August 2018 (2018-08-31) (UK)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



Recently reeling from his brother’s death in a shooting when he was a child, Dennis Campbell, aka “D”, is hired by Jamaican crimelord and reggae producer King Fox to deliver a package of cocaine to British gangster Rico who resides in the Hackney district of London. But when Dennis finds out that the man who killed his brother years ago is also living in England, he is torn between revenge against the murderer and the duty he was sworn to do.



On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 62%, based on 29 reviews with an average rating of 6.0/10.[3] Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 57 out of 100, based on 4 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[4]

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  1. ^ Debruge, Peter (29 November 2017). "Sundance Film Festival Unveils Full 2018 Features Lineup". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ Cranswick, Amie (22 February 2018). "Idris Elba's directorial debut Yardie gets a first poster and trailer". Flickering Myth. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Yardie (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Yardie Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 4 September 2018.

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