'71

'71

DVD - 2015
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"It's only March, but this could be 2015's most invigorating directorial debut."--Entertainment Weekly
"When it comes to vengeance and murderous intrigue, the Belfast in ''71' is a small world."--Boston Globe
"The movie excites, but intelligently, without stoking blood lust or Old Testament revenge impuses."--Michael Phillips
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.
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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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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voisjoe1_0
Oct 28, 2015

Belfast, Northern Ireland – One side of the street is IRA, the other side British loving Irish. 1971. The two sides hate each other and are killing each other with bombs, bullets, sticks, and stones or whatever they have. This is about as anti-Hollywood anti-war as you can get. “Good guys” kill others, whether they be “good” or “bad.” This was a film that must be shown to all those who say we should go to war because one side is good and the other bad. Maybe some will be convinced that war is not as good as they thought.

7duffy Sep 22, 2015

Tense drama, well acted and very believable. British soldier is trapped behind enemy lines (so to speak) and tries to get back to his battalion. Can be slow at times, because it is not a typical action film, but it tells a good story and keeps the viewer interested.

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