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Let Him Have It (1991)

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Critic Reviews: 1
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 0

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The Derek Bentley Case has been an uneasy blight on the British legal system since the early 1950s. Two young, frightened boys were caught by police trying to break into to a building. One of the boys had a gun. When the policeman reached out to the youth to turn over the gun, his friend shouted "Let him have it," and the policeman was killed by a gun blast. Whether the boy understood "Let him have it" to mean he should turn over the gun or to kill the police officer has been debated ever since.

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Neal Purvis, Robert Wade

Aug 9, 2010

British Screen

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (1) | DVD (3)

Listen to Elvis Costello's song "Let Him Dangle" and see this movie.

November 14, 2005
ColeSmithey.com

Solid little docu-drama.

July 23, 2004
Nitrate Online

One of the best films on capital punishment ever.

August 21, 2003
Pasadena Weekly

Brilliant work from Peter Medak--one of his top three or four films

August 26, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Let Him Have It

Quite a strong movie, based on a true story, highlighting miscarriage of justice.
May 22, 2010
imrealgod

Super Reviewer

Well made, dramatic case study of the crime, trial and subsequent execution of Derek Bentley. Director Peter Medak and a very talented cast have put together a powerful argument against capital punishment and a scathing indictment of Britain's jurisprudence.
December 12, 2009
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Randy Tippy

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Watch this film and tell me you still think corporal punishment is a good idea!
September 29, 2009
SirPant

Super Reviewer

Intelligent drama in which a mentally challenged petty criminal is railroaded onto the gallows, causing the establishment to re-evaluate it's use of the death penalty. Well acted and thought provoking.
July 14, 2007
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