Reviews

Dec 6, 2021
Branagh recreates those childhood memories with tender black and white cinematography. [Full review in Spanish]
Dec 6, 2021
Branagh has looked back, and Belfast is his gift of memory to his audience.
Dec 5, 2021
The look of this film is exceptional, with beautiful camera work and a richly detailed visual composition. It's absolutely gorgeous.
Dec 4, 2021
Kenneth Branagh's musings on home struggles to connect the past and the present...
Dec 4, 2021
Branagh's script is at the same time attempting to not only revel in the joyful nostalgia of youth, but also the power of religious strife, and as a result, it fails to hit either mark.
Dec 3, 2021
The film becomes something of a time capsule, beautifully marrying the undeniable tragedy of the time with the unmatched bond of family.
Dec 3, 2021
To riff on its crowd-pleasing musical number. Have Jamie Dornan take aim. Channel your inner Caitriona Balfe as you lovingly stretch your arms out. And let Belfast hit you right in the heart. Because it may just be everlasting love.
Dec 3, 2021
Kenneth Branagh blends childhood nostalgia with political awakening for a wonderful coming-of-age story with enough heart and chops to go the Oscar distance for Best Picture.
Dec 2, 2021
In his own films since 1989, Branagh has chased that intoxicating mix of awe and engagement, and has sometimes caught it. But he doesn't do it here.
Nov 29, 2021
It moves fast, it's pretty, and it's awfully watchable, so it's hard to feel especially grumpy about its shortcomings.
Nov 28, 2021
A big ol' charmer of a film. Probably the darling for the year's award race, yet not great. Kenneth Branagh explores memories, believes and family through the wonder of cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
Nov 27, 2021
Belfast remains surprisingly inert for most of its runtime, opting instead for a slice-of-life approach that never quite jells. The film strives so hard for authenticity, but there's not an honest moment in it.
Nov 26, 2021
Belfast is a good film that deserved to be a great film.
Nov 26, 2021
Now we know how Kenneth Branagh fell in love with the movies--when he was nine!
Nov 25, 2021
Cloying and over-directed.
Nov 25, 2021
At least, that's how we see him [Kenneth Branagh] through an extraordinary performance by 11-year-old Jude Hill as Buddy in Branagh's most personal story, Belfast (2021).
Nov 25, 2021
Between the performances of its cast, the sequences during "The Troubles," and the heartwarming affection with which Branagh packs the story, it got me. [Review in Spanish]
Nov 24, 2021
In a movie about people whose lives are torn apart by terrorism, it's pretty bad to reduce your audience to rooting for the bombs, but here it's the only rational choice.
Nov 24, 2021
The director had a vision, it's shot well, and after a while you don't even notice it's a black and white film with the way it pulls you in...
Nov 24, 2021
The cast is wonderful...heartwarming and moving, directed with skill, this is the type of movie that has a great chance of winning Best Picture.