'71

'71

DVD - 2015
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A single night in the life of a young British soldier accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.
"The movie excites, but intelligently, without stoking blood lust or Old Testament revenge impuses."--Michael Phillips
"When it comes to vengeance and murderous intrigue, the Belfast in ''71' is a small world."--Boston Globe
"It's only March, but this could be 2015's most invigorating directorial debut."--Entertainment Weekly
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Home Video, 2015.
Edition: Widescreen edition
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION SEV
Characteristics: 1 DVD (ca. 99 min.)

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Caro12
Jan 20, 2018

Good movie about a terrible time. Avoided the usual adventure movie cliches. It was a bit confusing because we weren't intimately involved. The line between right and wrong was foggy. Also, confusing was: what was the little boy's relationship to Hook and was Hook discharged from the Army?

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reginator_22
Jan 16, 2018

This is an intense film. Got a little confusing for me, but it's worth a watch.

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pancine
Jul 01, 2017

Very intense look at "the troubles". As usual in conflicts, things aren't always as they appear. Good story, fair amount of action,traitors, goons, F-words and gun play, if that's your thing. Predictable at times unfortunately. 3.5 / 5.

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pmaison
May 09, 2017

4 Stars - Strong story & acting; very believable situations; tense drama. * PHEW ! * : came away feeling like I'd gotten deep-dipped into the harsh realities of The Troubles and it wasn't pretty.

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uncommonreader
Apr 07, 2017

Tense and confusing, with politicians on both sides manipulating the people. No winners in this war.

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empbee
Mar 22, 2017

Good political thriller. The movie reflects the horrible reality of Belfast in 71.

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bobbles1
Oct 02, 2016

This is a very moving story, and surely reflective of the conflict in Belfast at the time....you just have to accept that you will be confused as it goes on about who is on whose side - the hard men of the IRA, of the Ulstermen, of the British army, and some you can not be sure. But death and violence are everywhere and always just beneath the surface, popping out and receding back again in deadly rhythm.... Belfast seems normal apart from that.....Jack O'Connell is from my home town, Derby, where I was in 1971 when all this happened, but even living so close to it we hardly had any idea of the violence of the struggles....great movie, lots of suspense, and Jack O'Connell has a great future - if he can learn some other accents that is, I love his broad Derby speech patterns "Ay up doock, y'arite then?", takes me back....

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QnVz
Sep 27, 2016

I was impressed with the intensity of the film without becoming just a "war time theme" movie line. I was engaged with the contrasts and twists and how civil war really underlines communication, working together, intimacy and what matters in communities. Thought provoking and the luckiest worst day for a guy I have ever seen in my life!!

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sapiehajerzy
Sep 11, 2016

Great movie!

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eliasmerkins
Jul 05, 2016

Well written and interesting. Lot of movies about this conflict but this movie has a different approach. Acting is also great and the story is engaging.

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