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The Shanghai Job | Artful dodger Orlando Bloom has a cunning plan

The Shanghai Job Orlando Bloom
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The Shanghai Job Orlando Bloom

Get in. Get out. Get even. 

Sporting a blond dye-job and a Cockney accent, Orlando Bloom looks more than a little out of place in Chinese-made action thriller The Shanghai Job.

He plays an expat security expert who specialises in transporting valuable art works. Trouble is, he’s in disgrace having lost a Van Gogh to an ambush in Shanghai. Can he and his trio of colourful local sidekicks achieve redemption by keeping an antique Chinese vase out of the clutches of a ruthless gang of art thieves?

There are some tolerably engaging thrills and spills here, but the script is rather ropy, revolving as it does around cunning plans by the hero that even Blackadder’s Baldrick would dismiss as half-baked.

Certificate 15. Runtime 90 mins. Director Charles Martin

Available on DVD & Digital from Signature Entertainment.