A Belfast Story (2013)

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Belfast is a city with hundreds of years of hatred, 30 years of bombs, a war without winners, just victims. There is peace, but that can also be deadly. Now when a series of murders awaken dormant memories, many fear the worst. Times are changing, car bombs are less common and terrorists find themselves out of work, but old habits die hard. And while most go quietly into the night, one man must find the few who won't comply. A greying assassin has stopped walking his son to school. With motives buried deep in the Irish conflict, everyone is about to discover that the past matters to someone...
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

As a snapshot of modern Belfast, the point is that horrors of the past are still present. But honestly, this isn't exactly awash with moral ambiguity.

Full Review… | September 16, 2013
Time Out
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Boring beyond belief.

Full Review… | October 23, 2013
Little White Lies

A thriller that means well but falls some way short of thrilling.

Full Review… | October 21, 2013
Empire Magazine

"We need something new" says Meaney's world-weary cop to himself in one strange scene, "Not the same old thing. Please God, not the same old pattern!", which made me think, was he talking about the escalating murders or the slumping script?

Full Review… | September 20, 2013

With lines like 'Nobody is ever happy until they are grieving again', [Colm] Meaney is at his best simply talking to himself, trying to make sense of a generation of madness.

Full Review… | September 20, 2013
Birmingham Mail

The plot scatters too many pieces about, putting the film's star off screen for long stretches.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Guardian

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