For all its shocking moments and oppressing cruelty, "Tyrannosaur" still carries a message of hope and redemption. Olivia Colman is fearless playing Hannah and the relationship between her character and Peter Mullan's is quite interesting. Strong film... a punch in the gut, no doubt
This is a humorless, nihilistic "Lifetime" movie of epic proportions, complete with rape, sadism, assault, disfigurement, and weekly dog murders. Every character is a tortured, victimized soul with no chance for redemption or joy. I didn't recognize any action or character as being the least bit human. I disagreed with almost every choice the writer/director made.
it is not often a film, leaves me speechless. it is very kieslowski-eque with the snappy symbolic shots. peter mullan must be some sort of modern great, and olivia colman is a true revelation. it does not pull back for a second, and remains a masterpiece because of that. i also felt this had the mark of irish cinema all over it, despite being british, which makes sense with considine's present in the irish industry.
A fairly simple but inherently beautiful little film. Disturbing, and depressing but it really affected me. I loved the two lead performances. Extremely entertaining but bleak enough to the point where's almost not enjoyable. That being said, I would highly recommend it.
A brutal debut by Paddy Considine, the kind of movie that most people won't be very fond to reminisce about but also won't be able to do much to let it go, and it's probably because the underlying truth of the story hits you like a car crash, it doesn't convey a message per say but it may feel like one of the bleakest aphorisms about life you've heard lately.
Mining similar territory to Mike Leigh's Naked for the first half this one then changes gears and manages to be both heartbreaking and somehow endearing. It's dark film making that even feels a little Australian in parts. 3.5 stars
You think you know how the story will end when the angry and alcoholic Joseph walks into the quiet and devout Hannah's store. But this bleak (but in the end, hopeful) film blindsides you as both characters go through some painful experiences & make hard excisions in the fact of a violent world. This character-study in anger and redemption is a fascinating film with great performances and solid direction by Considine