For Queen and Country 1989

For Queen and Country

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Movie Info

When Reuben James (Denzel Washington), a decorated paratrooper, is discharged from the British military, he returns to his old neighborhood in London's inner city. Despite his upstanding military career, James struggles to find gainful employment in the face of racism and corruption, while navigating the crime and poverty rampant in the city. His situation only worsens when his girlfriend, Stacey (Amanda Redman), leaves him. Pushed further toward the edge, James decides to take a stand.

Cast & Crew

Dorian Healey
Tony aka Fish
Sean Chapman
Bob Harper
Martin Stellman
Screenwriter
Trix Worrell
Screenwriter
Tim Bevan
Producer
Michael Kamen
Original Music
Richard Greatrex
Cinematographer
Steve Singleton
Film Editor
Andrew McAlpine
Production Design
Charmian Adams
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Critic Reviews for For Queen and Country

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (9)

  • A jolly caper it isn't, but for gritty thrills and powerful drama, it delivers.

    May 21, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Effective radical agitprop, relentless in its anger, this film is more outspoken about contemporary racism in England than any other feature that comes to mind.

    May 21, 2013 | Full Review…
  • This is a serious subject, and worthy of a serious journalistic report. That is not, however, what For Queen and Country is.

    May 21, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The choice of Washington doesn't help: he isn't bad in the part, but his accent strays absurdly. More worrying is the often corny plotting, the by now tired-looking exploitation of Broadwater violence, and a preposterous shootout ending.

    January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
  • In a terrifically subtle and powerful performance, Mr. Washington is true to the modest, struggling man he plays. His expression registers restrained anger and much confusion.

    May 24, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • Washington creates the character as a convincing, sympathetic person, and he deserves more than to have the character thrown away on a phoned-in plot.

    September 9, 2002 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for For Queen and Country

  • Jun 05, 2007
    Denzel walks around, denzel talks to some guys, denzel drinks some liquor, denzel dies. and he does all this with a british accent and australian slang.
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