Donnybrook

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Donnybrook has a solid cast and noble intentions, but they're overwhelmed by surface storytelling and unrelentingly grim violence.

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Three desperate souls must fight their way out of a dead-end world in this bracing, gut-punching glimpse into America's dark underbelly. Earl (Jamie Bell) is a struggling ex-marine and father determined to make a better life for his family--no matter what it takes. Angus (Frank Grillo) is a violent, unhinged drug dealer who leaves a trail of death and destruction in his wake. And Delia (Margaret Qualley) is a haunted woman who will do anything to escape a life of crime she can no longer bear. In their kill-or-be-killed world, all roads lead to the Donnybrook: an illicit backwoods cage match where bare-knuckled fighters brawl for a shot at a $100,000 prize. It's either a last-ditch chance at redemption--or a death sentence. Blending unflinching brutality with dreamlike lyricism, director Tim Sutton conjures a mesmerizing, visceral vision of life on the extreme margins.

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Frank Grillo
as Chainsaw Angus
Jamie Bell
as Jarhead Earl
Margaret Qualley
as Delia Angus

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  • Jul 23, 2019
    I had heard that Donnybrook was getting knocked around for it's "grimdark hyper-masculinity" and basically figured to myself "Right, that probably just means the violence is over-the-top and there's few to zero female characters, I can hack that." But, no, I get what they meant now, I did not enjoy this.
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