A film about one of the worst miscarriages of justice,the story is well paced,more than about this injustice and life in a British prison.It is also about the journey of a father and son.Excellent performances.
I saw this when I was 17. I'd forgotten what a powerful film this was, seething with righteous anger at the plight of innocent men thrown in jail by desperate engines of state needing scapegoats to save their own reputations. Jim Sheridan directs with bravado, and the peerless Daniel Day-Lewis plays Gerry Conlon as only he can, but it is Pete Postlethwaite who is the film's beating heart.
It's a real shame neither Daniel Day-Lewis nor Pete Postlethwaite won Oscars for their splendid performances in this film: not only are they exceptional in their own right, but they also complement each other perfectly.
Vista ya por más de una vez, observo con otros ojos esos primeros instantes de la película, sobre el hijo describiendo a modo de narrador en primera persona esos momentos de íntimidad que tuvo con su padre. La descripción de cómo aborda un barco que lo errumbará a su dramático destino mientras se resiste a una cálida despedida, es emotiva si se sabe lo que pasará posteriormente. Además, un gran filme carcelario.
Myself and my flatmate tend to indulge in the weekly ritual of 'Film Fridays' and our latest visual extravaganza was this movie. I can say truly and honestly that my heart couldn't quite take what it was being subjected too but I was hooked. Haunting and tormented, this is a film I would highly recommend for its historical relevance and sheer genius. (Also, Postlethwaite, what a guy!)
The true story of a horrible miscarriage of justice where a family is jailed for murders it did not commit. While that core story is fascinating, the way the story is told felt sloppy, awkward, and unfocused. Though much of it is gripping, by the end I felt more frustrated with the movie than enamored with it. It gets a C+.
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