Let Him Have It - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Let Him Have It Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ May 22, 2010
Quite a strong movie, based on a true story, highlighting miscarriage of justice.
Super Reviewer
½ January 26, 2009
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.
Super Reviewer
½ April 9, 2007
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.
December 21, 2010
This is something of an obscure film, but if you happen to ever see it on, I recommend you watch it. Featuring Christopher Eccleston in(amazingly) his first film role, this is the true story of Derek Bentley, an epileptic 19 year old with the mind of an 11 year old. Telling his story of why he was executed, it's very sad, and beautifully acted. The saddest thing about this film is that you know it has a sad ending, so no matter what happens, there never eally is hope. The supporting cast are great, the story is slow but greatly told, and it is one of the finest British films of the first half of the 90's.
½ February 17, 2012
Horrific true story, a strong detterent for things like this to ever happen again.
½ July 31, 2008
This solid little docu-drama is probably one of the best films on capital punishment ever.
January 26, 2011
sick film lol poor del
½ May 31, 2010
An interesting and in a way heartbreaking movie, well worth a watch even if it's just for the amazing acting by the cast.
November 22, 2008
Interesting movie, good historical recreation...I can say that it is just an ordinary good made movie, with the only intention of recreate this famous british case, of course a real one, during the 50's. The only that can bring you is a reflexion about the death penalty and the justice system...
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