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Following his Cannes award-winning performance in Ken Loach's My Name is Joe, Scottish actor Peter Mullan made his feature script and directorial debut with this British dark comedy-drama about four adult siblings on the eve of their mother's funeral in Glasgow. Eldest son Thomas (Gary Lewis) offers a tribute to her in a local pub, but his brother Michael (Douglas Henshall) is stabbed during a brawl at the bar, prompting third brother John (Stephen Cole) to seek vengeance. Michael evades medical
Jan 1, 1998 Wide
Feb 27, 2001
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My guess is that Mullan never decided what tone his film should aim for; he fell in love with individual sequences without asking how they fit together.
Writer-director Peter Mullan never seems clued in as to how hilariously atrocious Orphans is.
Arguably one of the funnier and more heartfelt of the [crime movie] genre to come along of late.
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