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7 Ratings

The Reckoning

Directed by Jack Gold
United Kingdom, 1969


A successful business man in London is about to make his way to the top. The death of his father brings him – after 37 years – back to his hometown Liverpool, where he is confronted with his lost Irish roots.

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The Reckoning Directed by Jack Gold

Critics reviews

Geoffrey Unsworth’s on-location cinematography captures the backstreets of Merseyside with an inevitable grimness, and yet, when our protagonist first snakes through them, the musical score shifts into a rosier, almost patriotic slant. Indeed, there’s something reassuringly communal about those scenes in bars and clubs, in bingo halls and wrestling halls, as ordinary working folk engage in liquor, songs and fisticuffs.
June 05, 2015

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