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Year : 2015 Director : Yann Demange Running Time : 99 minutes Genre : , ,
Movie review score
4/5

What’s it about?
British soldier Gary Hook (Jack O’Connell) is separated from his unit during a Belfast riot.  Unarmed and injured in hostile territory, he’s got to survive the night – but who can he trust?

What did we think?
Amy Currie says:  Director Yann Demange’s depiction of Northern Ireland at the height of the ‘Troubles’ is bleak, ugly and very, very well done.  There’s certainly plenty of action, but it’s thoughtful and unglamorous.  There are no goodies or baddies – just people trying to make sense of a sad and terrible mess.  You won’t exactly have fun watching this, but you’ll be glad you saw it.

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