By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated August 28, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Fifty Dead Men Walking

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  • Movie

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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Fifty Dead Men Walking

type
  • Movie
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  • R
director
  • Kari Skogland

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