But you may have to act fast as this top starred up is set to become one of the most sought-after best-sellers in no time. THE BOTTOM LINE. by Jack O'Connell. Image . Reviewed at London Film Festival 2013. Coming Soon, Regal Lipsync Productions, Everybody has been praising Jack O’Connell’s performance as Eric and I have to agree, he steals the movie completely. This is an unsparing picture, one whose violence, though deftly handled, is bone-crunchingly rough. Any that there is doused in a heavy dose of realism. It’s in the incredible physical balance between prison-earned toughness and youth. In the British prison system, an inmate under 21 who proves too dangerous to be held in a youth offender institution will be moved—or “starred up”—to an adult facility. Film Review: ‘Starred Up’

Reviewed at Telluride Film Festival, Aug. 31, 2013. on. A completely false representation of both prisoners and prison officers. Add raw testosterone. |, October 26, 2018 Charlotte O'Sullivan. Like Eric Bana's menacingly raw breakout in 2000's "Chopper" or Tom Hardy's in 2008's "Bronson," O'Connell bristles with terrifying hair-trigger unpredictability. Pin. Starred Up (2013) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Asser's screenplay and Mackenzie's direction achieve a lot with very little . Both father and son are incredibly good. The way in which it answers questions about rehabilitation and forgiveness is credible because the characters and setting feel so authentic. David Mackenzie; Starring Jack O'Connell, Rupert Friend, 106mins 23 April 2014. Review at a glance. Comes armed with a fine cast, topical subject matter and just enough subversion of a well-worn genre stable to please those exhausted by mindless gangster slash 'em ups. Although hard to understand the accents at times, this movie held my interest and was realistic. Certificate: 18. Top-notch prison movies don't come by but every couple of … Previous Next Show Grid. By Graham Fuller in the July-August 2014 Issue. Please reference “Error Code 2121” when contacting customer service. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? Characters/Performances. Expect great things from O'Connell in the future. August 26, 2014. Overall, cinema-goers and film critics broadly agree on the merits of the movie, with critics giving it an average score of 81% and users giving an average score of 78%. By Graham Fuller in the July-August 2014 Issue. Mar 29, 2015. | Rating: 3/5 Not for kids or the faint of heart. Yeah, fuck it, spoilers. I have not been to prison except to visit a loved one moved from a juvenile facility temporarily to an adult facility long ago. It grins as it spits teeth, just as likely to erupt into another volcanic episode of violence as it is to cough up a pearl of prison wisdom. © 2021 METACRITIC, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Dour and despondent is a style which invites praise for its artistry when well done... not when it’s pretentious. Both father and son are incredibly good. Jun 08, 2016. Mar 17, 2014 by Matt Dennis. 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer. Interview: Glenn Close on Hillbilly Elegy and Respecting the Vance Family’s Plight. So, let’s review David Mackenzie’s Starred Up: Spoilers, probably. The latest British prison movie, which was partially based on the true story. Yet its emotional contours are surprisingly delicate, thanks, in large part to O’Connell’s performance. 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