- Language: English, French
- Subtitles: French
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
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August 29, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
When single mother Collette McVeigh (Riseborough) is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA plot in London, an MI5 officer (Owen) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. With her son's life in her hands, Collette chooses to place her trust in the MI5 and return home. When her brothers' secret operation is ambushed, suspicions of an informant are raised and Collette finds both herself and her family in grave danger. I had to take the description right from the box and that is the only way to do this movies any justice. I have seen other reviewers say that this is boring, I disagree, it is a very slow build up to this movie. Very well paced and methodical. Wait til the ending ! If there is one problem it is (I am an anglo/saxon) some difficulty in understanding the dialog, some very thick accents here. I suggest sticking it out and holding on. For adults alone not for kids some violence.
A terrific IRA/terroist film with a shocking ending
September 8, 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
11 people found this helpful.
Loved this movie! It didn't cover any 'new' ground with regards to the IRA/UK conflict referred to as "the troubles" if you know your history. Others have said this is a bit like picking up a movie/story half way thru and you struggle to catch up to what's going on before the film is done. Their is truth to that but the 'simple story' here is MI5 is always trying to get informants inside the IRA to turn on their comrades so they can foil attacks and catch the terrorists. Clive Owen does a good job here as the MI5 Agent running his informant. You get zero back story on him but it matters little in the overall course of events. Gillian Anderson from the X-Files is his Boss looking gorgeous but what IS she doing in a British Spy film? The plot moves slowly at times & the dialogue is hard to understand--but the film has subtitles--thank you! This would just be an 'ordinary,forgettable' little movie about the problems in Ireland in the 90's and then....the surprise ending comes and WOW it just made this movie rock for me. Highly recommended if your a fan of Clive or MI5 the great BBC TV show.
slow, monotone, poor audio
March 6, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Difficult to hear what they were saying at times - had to rewind & replay some scenes 2-3x to figure out the individual words being spoken in order to follow what was going on in the movie. Unchanging pitch/tone for the most part & it moved a bit slow, so, this movie put me to sleep a few times...
Marie Prudence Gagne
Well worth seeing!
May 14, 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
This is not what anyone would call a 'feel good' movie, but it is oddly satisfying. The characters, both principal and supporting, are very finely written and acted. What seems to be a grinding story of Goliath (the U.K.) pounding David (Northern Ireland) into the dirt ends quite differently, defying expectations on every level. Superlative performances from Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough.
Compelling and worthwhile
March 18, 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
A compelling film that shows the complicated nature of organizations and causes. No one is a good guy in this film. The British police are in many ways as morally corrupt as the Irish. I liked how the film built up slowly to the a-ha moment. And while I typically don't mind ambiguous endings - I usually like how they provoke further thought and dialogue - this one did all that, but after continued analysis, I don't think it adds up. But obviously, the film struck a cord and stuck with me, which means it was worthwhile watching.