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David Mackenzie যুক্তরাজ্য, 2013

RBCrickmar's rating of the film Starred Up

This was a prison movie that goes entirely against the rudiments and clichés of the genre. Rupert Friend's therapeutic group meetings create a fascinating dramatic dynamic at the centre of a film that is all about empowerment. The only real wrong note in the film was the overly melodramatic ending, as up until this hurried segue into hell the film had been supremely confident at dealing with issues of violence.