Poison Arrows review – mockumentary lovingly recreates world of darts
An entertaining comedy about fictional player Rocky Goldfingers is spoiled by its protagonist’s cockney-lite gags
It probably helps to be a darts fan to get a proper laugh out of this mockumentary from Simon Sprackling, who must have shot some of the scenes here at actual darts events. It all blends in so seamlessly (and had me reaching for my phone repeatedly to Google whether characters were real or invented).
What we’re watching is a fake documentary about darts player Rocky Goldfingers (Geoff Ball); loud, nasty and flashy in his gold-sequined shirt, Rocky is as much a professional geezer as a professional darts player. For the past 15 years, he’s been banged up for murdering a rival, Perry “The Poison Arrow” Peters – a crime Rocky says he didn’t commit.