Overall Rank: 1822
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 64
Theatrical Release Date: 12/05/2008
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/16/2010
Genre: Drama, Historical
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Steve McQueen
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Helena Bereen, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam Cunningham
Plot: The story follows the last six weeks in the life of Bobby Sands, during the IRA hunger strikes of 1981in a Northern Ireland prison.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/14/2014
The story follows the last six weeks in the life of Bobby Sands, during the IRA hunger strikes of 1981 in a Northern Ireland prison. This movie stared of slow paste and silent which to me works for the sinister look to the movie, Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen are the new Tim Burton and Johnny Depp reunion movie.
Snoogans - wrote on 07/30/2012
Harshly truthful biographical tale. Brutal in nature, yet with a subtle beautiful aspect brought on by the directing. It does take a while to get to the good parts, but at least the beginning segments offer some effectively visceral moments without dialogue. The ending is worth the trek.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/16/2012
The documentary-like feel that doesn't shy away from anything is what makes this grueling drama so touching and emotional. The filmmakers don't need to add any cliche symbolism or exposition, but simply let the camera capture the suffering and resolve the IRA prisoners suffer during their hunger strike. Smack in the middle of the film is a powerful, seventeen-minute-long unbroken sequence of catharsis that is a masterpiece of writing and acting. Difficult to watch, but brutally redemptive.
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memento_mori - wrote on 07/24/2013
This movie didn't need to be based on a true story to be a powerful film. And when a film has this ability, all I can do is express my biggest praise.
I love Steve McQueen (the British filmmaker, not the actor), and in his directorial debut he shows us how talented he is.
The story is told in a very non-linear and rather odd, but also very real fashion. It is told through various perspectives, a very good idea. The imprisonment of the revolutionaries is seen from all points, good and bad, allowing insight into the question if: Is this right or is this wrong?
This is the most important question of the movie, and every character, whether it be the prisoner refusing to wash or the prison guard who only does what he's told, asks it. Without even speaking.
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