In The Name Of The Father details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Pete Postlethwaite, Anthony Brophy, Frankie McCafferty, Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Peter Postlethwaite, Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Massey|
In The Name Of The Father
|Run time:||2 hours 7 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Jan 2008|
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I'm a free man, and I'm going out the front door.By JediSi (301 reviews) from Kent , 02 Nov 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]'In The Name of the Father' is an impeccable film that will leave its mark in any sensible viewer.
The film recreates a true historical event that was a sad example of extreme injustice and political double standards.
The movie shows, with tons of eloquence, how the powers of government institutions are often used to manipulate the truth. Themes like physical and psychological cruelty, distortion of reality, mind and spiritual growth, human redemption, and family love at its highest level, are treated with brilliance by Jim Sheridan whose wonderful direction allows the viewer to emotionally relate to every aspect of the story.
The performances of Pete Postlehwaite and Daniel Day Lewis, as father and son and victims of a terrible misstep of the administration of justice, are astonishing. The scenes between these two actors are incredibly powerful and truly heartbreaking. Emma Thompson also gives a great performance as Gareth Peirce, the lawyer who represented the long awaited arrival of the truth after years of harm and legal blindness.
'In The Name of the Father' is a great piece of film-making.
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Good filmBy the_fifer (2 reviews) , 13 Jun 2011Great film so long as you don't mind swearing, we got it after visiting one of the locations where it was filmed. I would recommend this film
Powerful and emotiveBy a customer , 12 Jun 2011Very emotive film. It endorses all fears of the worst of our justice system. There is no justice. The amazing strength of character and integrity shown by some, against all odds, inspires hope and this film portrays some of those unique individuals who refuse to give up. Pete Postlethwaite is outstanding amongst very strong performances by all. Powerful and shocking; it won't leave you feeling good but it will certainly stir your emotions.
Excellent film !By a customer , 28 May 2011I found this film even better than I expected it to be. Harrowing at times, poignant and funny at others, it was a well-told story that had me hooked from the start and kept my attention all the time. It makes you wonder how something like this can ever happen and I felt quite ashamed that although I lived through the time when it took place, I had no idea that this was the outcome.
It is brilliantly acted by Daniel Day-Lewis and the late Pete Postlethwaite, with good supporting actors. Emma Thompson as the scatty but determined lawyer only really comes into the story for the latter part, but her character is a bit of light relief after an intense and sad part of the action.
I shall be recommending this film to my family and friends. It's a must-see.
Gripping drama of the English legal system gone wrongBy Ferry41 (229 reviews) from Oxford , 16 May 2011This film covers the wrongful imprisonment of the Guildford Four. Scintillating performances from Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson and Pete Postlewaite. The screenplay could have been a bit sharper, but further quite good.
Honest, Hardhitting and Real.By ToshMcArmchair (5 reviews) from England , 18 Mar 2011Great film with great cast. A true story about the ignorant 'knee jerk reaction' of 'The State Machine' of a supposedly developed, democratic western society. We've got a long way to go before we get anywhere near to a country that can boast to the world that we uphold peoples rights and defend and promote social justice. Well done for highlighting 10/10. We don't seemed to have learned from our mistakes, (Jean Charles de Menezes).