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Reviews: ’71 (2015)

71Reviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 10/8/15] | Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Lo script di Gregory Burke è perfetto nello scandire i tempi del lungo viaggio attraverso la notte, in cui le insidie non sembrano mai avere una fine. Il costante senso di attesa e la tensione che sale sempre di più richiamano I guerrieri della notte e 1997: Fuga da New York, modelli espliciti di Demange.
  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Tenso thriller que nos sumerge de nuevo en la pesadilla del hombre contra el hombre, una batalla en la que la sinrazón parece llevar todas las de ganar. Estupendo trabajo de Jack O´Connell, sufridor profesional.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @
    • Excerpt: A riveting film about a British solder adrift in 1971 Belfast, a dangerous war zone filled with zealous partisans of all types.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: director Yann Demange and screenwriter Gregory Burke take a thoroughly new approach to look at the early days of Ireland’s Troubles by casting an innocent in the garb of an invader into dangerous territory where allies may be enemies and enemies allies.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: ’71’ – The Other Jack O’Connell War Movie
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: The intensity of ‘71’ is attributed to both the dangerous disorder in which the protagonist is abandoned and the thoughtful performance by Jack O’Connell.
  • Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
    • Excerpt: ’71 is effective, but in the end the only real thing the film has to say is that no matter your class, creed, or colour, it sucks to have people trying to kill you.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: This is an extremely exciting, well made thriller.
  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: The film is remarkable, first, for being very well made, very well written and very well performed and, second, for taking a divisive issue and moulding it into a thriller that doesn’t feel exploitative and insensitive.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: 71 immerses you in a brutal world where just talking to the wrong person or being seen in the wrong place can get you killed, placing you in the heart of the action and never pulls punches as it explores the deeper truths in play in this very human story.
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
  • Diego Salgado @ Cine para Leer [Spanish]
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: 71 has a queasy immediacy, but in comparison to more searing Troubles films such as Elephant and Bloody Sunday, ’71 feels politically inert.
Updated: October 8, 2015 — 7:42 pm
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