...the filmmakers never really make us buy that this man was so averse to violence he was willing to sell out his friends - for profit mind you - to help save the British. And yet the film really works as a political thriller.
When reviewng a film it would help if you pointed out the the film in which you are referring to is 'fiction';http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article5982263.ece . in other words most of what is included with this film is not true. Your damaging, wild claims that Martin McGartland sold out his friends ... is of course nothing more than IRA (terrorists) propaganda. We hear this sort of talk from naive people, those who themselves, if they were honest, are supporters of the terrorists who murdered so many in N. Ireland, as did the British. Your review is very one-sided. The truth of the matter is, had you taken the time to readup on the subject matter (Martin McGartland); http://www.amazon.com/Fifty-Dead-Men-Walking-ebook/dp/B004FN1U9I/ref=pd_sim_kinc_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2 Martin McGartland was already already an established agent before and during his infiltration of the IRA. He was not in the IRA beforehand nor were they his 'friends' as you claim. You may want to take the time to read this; http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2000/oct/29/northernireland.henrymcdonald Martin McGartland may well have grounds to sue you (your husband) or the website given you are stating that he was party to or involved in murders, that he was a member of the IRA before he 'turned' and began working for the british. All of those statments are not only false accusations, they are also very damaging towards Martin McGartland. they are in fact libelous. I'm sure if Martin McGartland hears about them you too will be hearing from his lawyers.
May 21 - 09:35 AM