Bar­ber stum­bles into se­rial killing

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

The Leg­end Of Bar­ney Thom­son tells the darkly comic tale of Bar­ney Thom­son (Robert Car­lyle), a hap­less bar­ber, de­void of charm and‘pat­ter’as his fel­low bar­ber­ing brethren mock­ingly re­mind him.

Bar­ney’s medi­ocre, mun­dane life of plot­ting for a way up is about to be trans­formed, fol­low­ing a typ­i­cally in­com­pe­tent fit of pique, when he in­ad­ver­tently stum­bles into se­rial mur­der, and with it head­long into the trail of a grotesque se­ries of killings grip­ping Glas­gow.

As he makes ham­fisted at­tempts to cover his tracks, he finds him­self on the run from the bear­ish De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Holdall (Ray Win­stone) and a testos­terone-driven lo­cal Po­lice task force at each oth­ers throats over the on­go­ing crimes.

With his san­ity threat­en­ing to un­ravel, Bar­ney fate­fully turns to his dom­i­neer­ing, emas­cu­lat­ing mother, the for­mi­da­ble Glaswe­gian‘good-time girl’, Ce­molina (Emma Thompson).

There’s no turn­ing back now and the path that lies ahead for Bar­ney may yet be lit­tered with more mur­der­ous con­se­quences than he could have ever an­tic­i­pated...

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