The Crying Game Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2130

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 132

Theatrical Release Date: 11/25/1992

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Neil Jordan

Actors: Stephen Rea, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson, Jaye Davidson, Jim Broadbent, Adrian Dunbar

Plot: A British soldier is held capture by the IRA where he makes friends with one of them. After he escapes, he is sent by his new friend to meet his lover.

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Indyfreak - wrote on 01/31/2020

Neil Jordan’s acclaimed drama walks a fine line. On the surface it’s a political thriller but it’s also a unique romantic story spliced in with social commentary on sexuality and gender norms. The infamous twist still works.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/02/2019

An intriguing dramatic piece, "The Crying Game" goes in an entirely different direction than you would expect, giving it plenty of edge.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/17/2012

A film that doesn't know whether it wants to be a terrorist thriller or a romantic drama. All the romantic scenes are weepy and overly melodramatic and there aren't nearly enough terrorist scenes. And there's a penis. And, yes, that scene is pretty stupid.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/17/2012

Fergus (Stephen Rea), a member of the IRA, have meaningful brief conversations with Jody (Forest Whitaker) who is held prisoner by the group. One of the few stories discussed by Jody is about the Scorpion and the Frog. Jody dies accidentally after a chase and Fergus searches for Dil (Jaye Davidson). Fergus uses the alias “Jimmy” and meets Dil. She sings “The Crying Game” in a bar while Dave bothers her. Jude (Miranda Richardson) comes back to see Fergus to use his services again.

The movie won Best Screenplay, which was very original for its time. A few memorable quotes: Fergus - “As the man said, it's in my nature.” Col – “Who knows the secrets of the human heart?” Dil – “Funny the way things go.” “Nothing is wise.” The movie was nominated for …

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I did not know what it was trying for

Ichabod Crane - wrote on 11/19/2009

A film that I will admit I had no idea what it was trying to be exactly, I did not know what genre is wanted to be. I know it did not really work in any genre because the way it switched around. There were twists and plot elements all which I understood but what I di not understand was what the movie wanted to be. I did not enjoy and it failed to interest me.

Oscar Nominee Best Actor Stephen Rea 3/5- Rea is fine in this movie although later I feel he does partially go into the acting school of just looking tired. But earlier he does some more emotional things that is fully adept at doing. He does not do anything overly memorable in this movie but he does not do anything bad really.

Oscar Nominee Best Supporting Actor Jaye Davidson 1/5- I did not fall for it that's all and had …

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