Thirty Pieces Of Silver

2020

3.8/5
Thirty Pieces of Silver

Summary

Detective Shola (Nse Ikpe-Etim) knows it will be a career-high to finally pin down the ruthless Chief Boga (Jide Kosoko), a drug lord with a history of evading arrest and a reputation for killing his nemesis. But her resolve is tested by Martins (Enyinna Nwigwe), her absentee husband’s closest friend who seeks refuge in her home after he is evicted by his landlord. But Shola will soon find that Martins and Boga are two points in an ever-tightening cat’s cradle of violence, betrayal, and deceit that threatens her career and her very life.

Production: Charles Granville Productions, Kingsville Media Group

Direction: Robert O.Peters

Starring: Nse Ikpe-Etim, Enyinna Nwigwe, Charles Granville, Bassey Keppy Ekpeyong, Deyemi Okanlawon, Khing Bassey

Release Date: 30/10/ 2020

Genre: Action

Run time: 1Hrs 34 Minutes

Rating: 3.8/5

Review

Robert O.Peters returned to filmmaking with this debut piece of drama, fantasy, and romance. His star studded cast were on point with their roles but it must be noted that his fickle attempt to turn this into a Nollywood espionage movie was totally off the point.

Detective Shola who is played by Nse Ikpe-Etim is hot on the trails of Chief Boga played by Jide Kosoko, a drug lord with a history of evading arrest and a reputation for killing his nemesis. The movie shows her maneuvering through different obstacles trying to take down the chief and his stooges.

The acting set pieces did a great job. That framework is certainly a serious part of Robert’s conception of the show, and it serves a similar purpose, in terms of setting a mood, as do the more anonymous conspiracies and injustices of Chief Boga. But spelling it out makes ‘Thirty Pieces of Silver’ sound a lot more serious than it is. Between the speeches about investigations, results, and conspiracies there are plenty of throwdowns, some little chases, and shootouts, staged with competence if not much flair. They tend to show up arbitrarily, on what feels like someone’s idea of an action-show timetable. When it’s time for a fight, there’s a fight.

The pleasures of ‘Thirty Pieces of Silver’ come outside of the action and the highly basic presentations of espionage and police work. They’re in the generally engaging performances, including warm and sharply funny work from other supporting actors.

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