• PG-13,2 hr. 6 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Ken Loach
  • In Theaters:    Mar 16, 2007Wide
  • On DVD:    Sep 4, 2007
  • IFC First Take

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May 26, 2009

Cannes 2009: RT's 10 Must-See Movies

The 62nd Cannes Film Festival has officially wrapped, with most commentators agreeing that this year's selection was a cut above. There were some disappointments, but plenty of movies to get excited about, and RT was there for the whole festival checking out the best Cannes had to offer. So what's worth keeping an eye on? From Almodovar to von Trier, from Mariah Carey to Jim Carrey, this year's festival has thrown up a handful of auteurs and a full calendar of stars. Join us as we take a visual journey through the 10 Cannes films you absolutely have to see.More…

May 19, 2009

Cannes 2009: The Tomato Report ? Antichrist Shocks, Eric Delights

Say what you like about Lars von Trier, the director never fails to find controversy. To one degree or another, most of his films have provoked comment for their themes and for von Trier's passion for breaking taboos. Antichrist, which premiered at Cannes yesterday, for all that has come before, may well be Von Trier's most controversial film yet. The story of a husband and wife (Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg) who retreat to their woodland paradise "Eden" in the wake of the accidental death of their young child. There they hope to heal their grief and repair the fractures within their marriage, but as emotions heighten and nature closes in, things, as the press notes declare, go from bad to worse.More…

May 10, 2009

Cannes 2009: RT's 10 Most Anticipated Movies

The Cannes Film Festival will screen nearly 100 films as part of its Official Selection and associated sidebars when it kicks off next week in the Southern France town. The festival runs from 13-24th May and there are plenty of exciting new movies to keep an eye out for as they premiere on Cannes' infamous Croisette. To save you the hassle of having to research the whole programme, RT has helpfully chosen ten films we're most excited to see. Join us as we take a journey through the Cannes Film Festival 2009, kicking off with our daily coverage on Wednesday.More…

September 5, 2007

RT on DVD: It's TV Time!

It's definitely a week for TV on DVD. With the exception of a few exceptional dramatic feature films (Stephanie Daley, The Wind That Shakes the Barley), today's releases offer a wealth of stellar television shows new to home video -- which means it's time to make room on the shelf for the latest seasons of The Office, Robot Chicken, 30 Rock, Nip/Tuck, and our favorite sword-wielding Princess of Power! More…

March 15, 2007

Critical Consensus: That Sinking Feeling For "Premonition"; Little Love for "My Wife"; Guess "Dead Silence" Tomatometer!

This week at the movies, we've got twisty thrillers ("Premonition," starring Sandra Bullock), marital dissatisfaction ("I Think I Love My Wife," directed by and starring Chris Rock), and killer dummies ("Dead Silence," starring Ryan Kwanten). What do the critics have to say?More…

February 2, 2007

RT-UK Exclusive: Win Tickets to the BAFTAs!

The hottest event in the British film calendar, the Orange British Academy Film Awards, takes place in London on Sunday 11th February. With more stars than the night sky dressed up to the nines looking to collect those coveted gold masks - this week's RT-UK theme is "cliché" in case you'd be wondering - it's the best party in London and Rotten Tomatoes UK have teamed up with those movie-loving folks at Orange to give one of our wonderful readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the glam event!More…

November 8, 2006

RTIndie: An Art-House Catfight for the Oscars?

Helen Mirren's astoundingly successful biopic "The Queen" is getting some serious competition from Pedro Almodovar's latest, as "Volver" has emerged a frontrunner for the box-office returns (and Awards Season affections) of the artsy crowd.More…

September 8, 2006

TORONTO: Blog Day 1 -- "Barley," "Banquet," and the Opening Night Gala!

On Day One of the Toronto International Film Festival, the Tomatoes had an early day. We all started strong for the 9am screenings of "This Filthy World" (Jen), "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" (Tim), and "The Banquet" (Senh). Plus, the first (amazing) party of the fest!More…

September 7, 2006

TORONTO: "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" Review

The leftfield winner of the Palme D?Or at Cannes, "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" tells the story of a group of Irish Republican Army members during the heady moments when Ireland was on the cusp of independence from Britain. But while there is much to admire here, the film, screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, lacks the visceral impact to really work as a whole.More…

June 16, 2006

Cannes Winner Ken Loach Faces British Press Attack

After winning the Palme d'Or with "The Wind That Shakes The Barley," English director Ken Loach has found harsher critics on his home turf than those in attendance at this year's Cannes Film Festival.More…

May 30, 2006

CANNES: So, When Can I See These Movies?

For those of you who have been following Rotten Tomatoes' coverage of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, one major question may have crossed your mind: When will I get to see these movies? Well, some of them will be screened in the coming months, but for many others, their status is still up in the air.More…

May 29, 2006

CANNES: Loach's "Wind," More Euro Films Take End of Festival Prizes

While films by American directors came up empty-handed, three European entries took top honors at the end of festival awards ceremony, led by UK director Ken Loach with "The Wind That Shakes The Barley."More…