Donnybrook Reviews

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February 20, 2019
There are no winners here, only losers.
February 15, 2019
I like my sleaze 100% pure; this movie is covered in Sleaze-Whiz.
February 15, 2019
Tim Sutton's artfully directed but self-important downer of a movie that's meant to be some sort of Grand Statement about life among dispossessed whites in rural, Midwestern America.
February 15, 2019
Anchored by a quartet of fierce performances, "Donnybrook" is an intense, visceral tone poem, a rumination on money and drugs and bloodshed as a means of making ends meet in the heartland of modern America.
February 14, 2019
"Donnybrook" is a movie about, among other things, bare-knuckle fighting, but it's the viewers who will feel beaten down.
February 14, 2019
A pointless exercise in gratuitous violence that imagines itself deep because it's got an opera-heavy score.
May 21, 2019
The gritty film is a no-holds-barred bare-knuckle battle royal through the most impoverished corner of contemporary America. It is not for the faint of heart.
April 30, 2019
A repulsive story of drugs and street-fighting that wallows in violence more than suspense.
March 23, 2019
Donnybrook has trouble finding its footing, coming off as derivative of superior films.
March 13, 2019
The rural and sometimes riveting thriller implodes as predictability takes over. It resembles a film that would have been released by Golan-Globus under Cannon Films in the late 80s/early 90s.
March 8, 2019
Rough and tumble violence in an uncaring world.
March 5, 2019
Unapologetically harsh with an abundance of visceral mayhem.
February 21, 2019
There's plenty of sickening violence and shock factor tactics, but ultimately, this only diminishes the overall resonance of the film.
February 19, 2019
Donnybrook isn't without its highlights - from its searing performance made even more impressive by their limited material to its gorgeous and grim cinematography - however, it simply feels bleak simply for the sake of bleakness.
February 18, 2019
The downfall of the American dream observed through a hyper violent lens. A tale of brutality and sorrow that lacks an emotional punch. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 17, 2019
Sutton presents this brutal tale as though it were the modern equivalent of a Greek tragedy...but it comes across instead like vicious, overblown pulp.
February 16, 2019
This film is as bleak as it gets. There's nothing wrong with that, except Donnybrook never is able to develop an entry point. You're on board with its brutality or not.
February 16, 2019
As an examination of primal aggression and toxic masculinity, this atmospheric drama packs a visceral punch. Yet as a broader glimpse at socioeconomic desperation in the Deep South, it's hardly a knockout.
February 15, 2019
I couldn't get any of what I just saw out of my head for hours after I had viewed it.
February 15, 2019
Without a solid script to support its darker themes, Donnybrook is simply a joyless exercise in toxic masculinity.
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