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Fifty Dead Men Walking

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Fifty Dead Men Walking

Fifty Dead Men Walking

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
Limited Release Date:
08/21/09
performer:
Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers, Rose McGowan
director:
Kari Skogland
author:
Kari Skogland
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

Writer-director Kari Skogland’s sharp-edged, doc-style drama Fifty Dead Men Walking is loosely based on the true story of Martin ?McGartland, who lived life on a ?tightrope in the late 1980s during the Troubles in Northern Ireland: ?McGartland served as a loyal IRA member?and passed intelligence on to the Brits. (A Dead Man is what the IRA called an informer, and for good ?reason.) Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe) makes a believable cocky lad who signs on for the con; an oddly bewigged Ben Kingsley is fussier and too actorly as his handler. B

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