Monday, 20 October 2014

'71

This year's IRA movie and it's well-made but has the look of a straight-to-DVD effort. It's 1971, and two soldiers get left behind in a street battle, one gets shot dead, while the other goes on the run. The army shouldn't have picked up that body because it could be booby-trapped. The other meets people from both sides of the conflict and discovers that most have dual identities. You won't really care what happens because the whole movie gets ruined by hand-held cinematography. It's also set at night so is difficult to follow what's going on. Some good acting, chase sequences, and plot twists but this movie has about as much to say on the Troubles as Graham Cantwell's 'masterpiece' Anton.

Title: '71
Genre: IRA
New/old: New
Cinema/DVD: Cinema

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