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Not even Idris Elba can elevate the pedestrian ensemble drama '100 Streets'

Not even Idris Elba can elevate the pedestrian ensemble drama '100 Streets'

Several unremarkable stories set within the same square mile of London crisscross to form the ho-hum ensemble drama “100 Streets.” It’s six or so characters in search of a meaningful movie.

Idris Elba, also a producer here, plays Max, a dashing ex-rugby superstar-turned-celebrity party boy whose indiscretions have fractured his marriage to Emily (Gemma Arterton), a onetime actress and the mother of their two young children. Perhaps to compete with the unfaithful Max, Emily is sleeping with earnest photographer Jake (Tom Cullen).

Then there’s anxious cab driver George (Charlie Creed-Miles), who’s trying to adopt a child with wife Kathy (Kierston Wareing) until he’s derailed...

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