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Bloody Sunday

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Bloody Sunday

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
110 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/04/02
performer:
James Nesbitt, Nicholas Farrell, Allan Gildea, Kathy Keira Clarke, Gerard McSorley, Tim Pigott-Smith
director:
Paul Greengrass
distributor:
Paramount Classics
author:
9120
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A

Captured in song by U2, the events of Jan. 30, 1972, that led to soldiers shooting 27 marchers — 13 fatally — in Northern Ireland gets its cinematic due in the stirring Bloody Sunday. Choppy camera work, conversations seemingly caught on the fly, and nuanced performances convey the chaos that envelops the locked-and-loaded troops and the frustrated Catholic minority fighting for equal rights. The vary tick Irish accents may have you switching to the DVD’s subtitles, but the faces on screen effectively communicate that day’s tragic confusion and overwhelming grief.

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