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Year
2021
Runtime
98 min.
Director
Kenneth Branagh
Genres
Drama, Biography
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
0
Checks
1,763
Favs
79
Dislikes
20
Favs/checks
4.5% (1:22)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. frankqb's avatar

    frankqb

    It's clear from the opening tourism video brochure that Branagh means to charm us. Perhaps it's the repeated use of the tunes of now dementia-riddled Van Morrison, but I was distinctly un-charmed by much of Belfast. The photography is gorgeous, the performances are wonderful, and the story is ultimately sweet and touching, however the film doesn't really have a strong narrative drive as "The Troubles" are more of a background element, and the primary story is whether or not the family should leave. Given that we know Branagh's family left, it's hardly a cliffhanger.

    Shame, because it is a lovely looking film with great performances. I just didn't care for the script.

    3.5 stars out of 5
    1 year 1 month ago
  2. baraka92's avatar

    baraka92

    That scene with Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne and Lee Marvin was amazing. And the one with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly wasn't bad either.

    In all seriousness, it’s fine. A very disneyfied take on the Troubles. In terms of the child perspective during difficult times, it’s not as creative as Boorman’s Hope and Glory.
    10 months 2 weeks ago
  3. ucuruju's avatar

    ucuruju

    Roma it ain't. I love Van Morrison but the songs are a bit too constant and jarring. The word "maudlin" came to mind. But all in all not a bad experience. spoiler. 10 months 3 weeks ago
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  1. This movie ranks #29 in IMDb's 2020s Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #51 in BAFTA Award - Best British Film
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