The Deal details
|Starring:||Paul Rhys, David Morrissey, Dexter Fletcher, Frank Kelly, Elizabeth Berrington, Michael Sheen, Michael Sheen|
|Run time:||1 hour 15 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 May 2008|
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Excellent performancesBy a customer from Lancaster , 05 Aug 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a brilliant drama with yet another fantastic performance from Michael Sheen, one of Britain's best actors. It's particularly interesting given current events with Gordon Brown struggling as Prime Minister. This shows him to be a passionate and intelligent man but not very personable and lacking the easy charm which Tony Blair had. Here's hoping for a third Blair film (The Queen with Helen Mirren was the sequel to this). Can I suggest it be about Tony Blair reflecting on his last days in office about the decisons that led to the Iraq war, his relationship with George W Bush and his desperate attempts to control his place in history?
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Sheen Brilliant As AlwaysBy the_hound (9 reviews) , 04 Jan 2012The first unsettling good performance by Sheen as Blair. My only criticism is that the film was too short! Excellent analysis of Blair/ Brown dynamics.
DullBy a customer from Bury, England , 26 Mar 2011Dull but then it was someone accurately playing Gordon Brown so it was hardly going to be fun packed stuff. Hired it for a student project - easier to watch a film than spend days on the internet.
The Blair and Brown showBy scripty (1 review) from London , 28 Sep 2009Nice to see how its thought or believed Tony and Gordon set things up to get it together. More a tv movie though interesting to see how well the production team have put a simple story together and made a dramatic victory out of Election failure. Well filmed and great sets/locations of authenticity. Good follow up is the Queen and Special Relationship.
Good DealBy Peace (4 reviews) from Leeds , 12 Apr 2009Excellent casting and acting. Told the story without too much padding. Powerful portrayals of main protagonists. Entirely believable.
FantasticBy Jonno0 (8 reviews) from Fife , 02 Apr 2009I got this film after watching The Queen, which is a kind of unofficial sequel to this. This is the story of Gordon Brown and Tony Blair's alleged agreement for Blair to take over the leadership of the Labour Party - He doesn;t come out of this very well!!!
Excellent performances by David Morrissey as Brown and the incredible Michael Sheen as Blair. The first time Blair/Sheen is on screen will send a shiver down your spine, the likeness is simply uncanny!