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‘The Great Train Robbery’ review: It’s a great film about a great train

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It’s been more than 10 years since the Manchester United fan attack, and we’re still coming to terms with it.

But in our recent review of ‘The Last of the Mohicans’, we called the film “an excellent film about the Manchester City fan attack that took place in 2015”, and that certainly applies to this film.

Director Michael Bay is an incredible filmmaker, and his new film is no exception.

The film, which is directed by John Hillcoat, is a fascinating exploration of the relationship between fans and footballers.

And, it’s a fun, entertaining and entertaining film.

But let’s be honest: this is not a film that we would recommend to fans of the Manchester derby.

There is a good amount of tension, and there are a lot of unanswered questions about how this tragedy occurred, which could easily be the reason why people are still angry and unsure. 

In fact, we’d go so far as to say that the film is almost an afterthought, and the scenes are largely empty, and don’t really provide any real insight into what took place on the day of the incident.

The film starts off with a montage of the aftermath of the attack, with a scene of a Manchester United supporter holding up a sign that reads “The Last City Fan Attack” in front of the club’s ground.

We then get to see footage of people wearing Manchester United shirts, but they are clearly not supporters.

The fans, who are not identified, have been seen in a number of other videos that have surfaced online of them.

And, while the scenes of the fans holding up the signs are very much worth watching, it is the moment that really makes the film, when a fan, who appears to be a member of the United Supporters Club, is arrested for “hooliganism”.

The next scene, in which a supporter is seen walking through the crowds in the Manchester city centre, gives us a few glimpses into what happened that day, and how fans reacted.

A few people are seen holding up signs that read “United fans welcome you” and “We support the club”.

Then, in a video that has since gone viral, a man is seen telling a crowd of Manchester City supporters: “Go home.

Go home.

We’re going to come back.”

It is not clear whether this man was wearing a Manchester City shirt, but there is certainly a sense that he is saying that the club will come back.

And he clearly feels that he should, given the history of the city of Manchester and the fact that he supports the club.

We also get to watch a man, who is holding a sign with the phrase “United supporters welcome you”, being arrested by police officers for “hate speech”. 

In a subsequent video, a woman is seen wearing a United shirt, and is seen marching towards the Manchester police station, which looks very much like the scene of the scene in which the man was arrested. 

It’s a pretty standard and predictable moment.

But, this time, it actually gives the film a lot more depth.

As the video progresses, we see the man being arrested and a woman, who seems to be the mother of the man arrested, being arrested, too.

The scene ends with a man being released on bail, and that’s when we realise that it really is a film about Manchester City fans.

It’s about the love of Manchester, and a sense of sadness about the recent events. 

Bay is obviously an accomplished filmmaker, with his previous films being well-received by critics and fans.

So, it would be a shame if the film was anything less than stellar. 

The film also stars Meryl Streep, Rooney Mara, and Jessica Chastain.

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