I Went Down (1998)



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Do yourself a favor and take this wry, quirky ride through the Irish countryside with a pair of mismatched ex-cons (Peter McDonald and Brendan Gleeson) compelled by a ruthless gangster to fetch his former partner by any means necessary. Jammed tight with beautiful scenery, whip-smart dialogue (by Conor McPherson) and bravura acting.

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Brendan Gleeson
as Bunny Kelly
Peter McDonald
as Git Hynes
Peter Caffrey
as Frank Grogan
Tony Doyle
as Tom French
Antoine Byrne
as Sabrina Bradley
Michael McElhatton
as Johnner Doyle
Joe Gallagher
as Steo Gannon
Liam Regan
as Little Boy at Teresa's
Kevin Hely
as Patrol Station Attendant
Eamon Hunt
as Cork Barman
Carly Baker
as Caroline
Margaret Callan
as Caroline's Mum
Donal O'Kelly
as The Friendly Face
Frank O'Sullivan
as Cork Man No. 1
Jason Byrne
as Cork Man No. 2
Eamon A. Kelly
as Cork Man No. 3
Amelia Crowley
as Receptionist
Conor McPherson
as Loser in Nightclub
Rachel Brady
as Git's Girlfriend
Anne Kent
as Bunny's Girlfriend
Johnny Murphy
as Sonny Mulligan
Don Wycherley
as Young Frank
John Bergin
as Young Tom
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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4)

Almost perfect.

Feb 5, 2009 | Rating: 4/5

Well-acted crime drama, though the thick accents might be off-putting to some.

Mar 19, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

This good-natured, rough-housing Irish comedy is one of those buddy pictures where two oddly matched chaps thrown together by caustic Fate eventually save each other's life and become the best of buddies.

Jan 7, 2003

This Irish crime charmer has 'the gift of gab.'

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It's a tribute to Conor McPherson's richly detailed script and the fine performances by McDonald and Gleeson that they genuinely do grow on you.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Comedic indie filmmaking at its best.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I Went Down

Great mob drama.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

good irish crime drama, unusual locations, no green rolling hills here.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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