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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    War of Insights, Done Well

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    Disclosure: I have family all over the UK and was in Northern Ireland during the "troubles" (what a euphemism!) in the early 1970s. I recall being stopped on a street corner shopping by an 18 year old looking British soldier with a machine gun and being told to "keep moving along now." It was not pretty. I once stood on one of the few hills in Northern Ireland where you can see the North/South Border into the Republic of Ireland with the naked eye. It blew my mind that just over that line, there were NO troubles. Think about it. So, I picked up this DVD to see how my mind's eye and the director's eye agreed about "the troubles." And for the most part, they DO agree. The insanity of brother versus brother bloody violence, unmitigated hatred, and political insanity, is very well portrayed and in an interesting way. I can't approach reviewing this movie without my background and am pleased to see people who presumably had no experience in Northern Ireland in 1971 agree that it is a fine film. Expect to be enlightened.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A film with twists,great acting and suspense.

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    This is a very suspenseful story showing the complicated relationships between the northern irish and English through the eyes of a soldier new to the conflict. I used the subtitles because some of the background music and sound made it difficult to hear all of the dialogue.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Excellent "behind enemy lines" film. Jack O'Connell has emerged as one of the best new actors around (Starred Up, Unbroken). This is just another example of how capable he is of carrying a movie on his own. Highly recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    This was a good movie, a little hard to understand the English accents at times. It was interesting to see the back room politics of the IRA and the English Army during the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Shows an inside view of the IRA/British conflict

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    Very intense movie. Shows conflict of IRA/ British and the level of violence going on.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

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    I really enjoyed watching this movie, great acting and a great story.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie.

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    This movie was very good. I would definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Would recommend seeing this movie very entertainin

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    Would recommend seeing this movie very entertaining

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Tough film!

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    Very historical. Very accurate in showing life during that time in Ireland. Acting and story are first rate. Oscar material in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie that didn't get much hype

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    I ordered this movie online and picked it up at my neighborhood Best Buy. Ordering and picking up was fast, easy and hassle free.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Remarkable

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    A magnificent film from beginning to end. A treat watching this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Good filming & story. Acting was good. Good insight into ireland

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Jack O'Connell is great

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    Worth seeing for the lead performance by Jack O'Connell alone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good story

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    A good story to tell during the "Troubles". Worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    I didn't like the ending

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    The ending sucked. You watched the whole movie only to find the villains get away with the evil they kept getting away with to no end.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Jack O'Connell is great

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    This is a star making performance from Jack O'Connell.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Surpisingly Fun movie.

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    I thought this was a very interesting, well made movie. It is very suspenseful and action packed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    ok movie

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    this movie didnt really keep my attention. i fell asleep.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend