Also watched around Christmas time, but not put up as the passwords were playing up. Small Time deals with loyalty towards friends and family, and the day to day realities of just trying to survive by ducking and diving are highlighted. It is the first of Shane Meadows films, and it shows. The characters are more stereotypical, it is not so believable, and it does not manage to bridge the gap between comedy and tension. It is obvious that Meadows has talent, which he proved with his later films and TV series, but here, he is just finding his feet (and voice). Interesting to watch knowing what goodies Meadows would come up with late, but not that good.