Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday

By Paul Greengrass

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2002-10-04
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Director: Paul Greengrass
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99

Description

Winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award, writer-director Paul Greengrass' "magnetic and impassioned"* drama is a "staggering re-creation"** of the events of Sunday, January 30th, 1972 when British troops clashed with unarmed protestors in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Reviews

  • Intense

    4
    By martinMcP
    Well-edited.
  • Not a one sided view...

    5
    By Fire Cracker
    Some would argue this film is anti-British and pro-IRA. I would claim that you come away from this film deeply saddened that young men chose to join the IRA as they will only be perpetuating violence, yet you understand why they did. The report on this tragedy which was published this morning (June 15th 2010) and read presented by the British Prime Minister David Cameron found the killings of Northern Irish Civilians by British soldiers to be "Unjustified and Unjustifiable" yet also points out that the actions of these men who committed these murders were clearly against their training and they were a disgrace to their country by committing these acts and then proceeding to lie about them. This film, in my opinion, seems to follow the findings of this report that has been published by the government of GREAT BRITAIN and as such I believe this film to be very accurate. Regarding the film itself, and the acting: You should know this is a dramatization, I say this because the film is VERY SKILLFULLY portrayed almost as if it were archival footage. There isn't even a sound track until you hit the end credits and hear U2 sing Sunday Bloody Sunday. In order for such a film to give you the sense that it is all really happening you need skilled actors, directors, crew, effects, etc and they all need to pull together perfectly. This is exactly what happened with this film, it is VERY well done.
  • powerfully done, amazing movie.

    5
    By EAS Victory
    It starts off slow, but it really makes up for it by the end. It is an extremely powerful movie and very unique cinemetography (sorry about the spelling). I recommend it to everyone.
  • Excellent historical movie

    5
    By russianrose83
    Well written and excellent recreation of the events of that day. The cinematography made it feel like we were in the middle of 1972. The film did well to convey through chaos all the feelings on both sides raging at that time. "There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.” - Mahatma Gandhi
  • Not an easy film to watch...but watch it anyway

    5
    By ZeldaMaster8472
    Director Paul Greengrass is well-versed in tackling heavy subjects (see United 93). This is not a film that will make you feel warm and gooey and fuzzy inside. But, like Saving Private Ryan, it is a necessary film. It made me angry: angry that one country ever felt it had a right to control another. This is a feeling I get often when reading into Irish history. After watching this, I had to turn on Celtic Woman just to remind myself that there is far more to Ireland than oppression and bloodshed and suffering. If only we and our leaders would learn from events like Bloody Sunday, the world might not be in the situation it's in now.
  • Phenomonal

    5
    By Second Review
    I come from a rich Irish background and this movie really hit home. It is incredibly sad and disturbing. The IRish opression has gone one long enough. THe Brits should go home!
  • Amazing

    5
    By M. Yost
    I love this movie. It's amazing.
  • a sad movie

    5
    By agalvin
    This movie does not make you feel good. It sends a message and shows the attrocities that mankind is capable of and also about how people will cover them up to save face.
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday

    5
    By Irish_MD
    This movie is a powerful recreation that captures the turmoil of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. This movie moves you like the famous song Sunday Bloody Sunday by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr, aka, U2.

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