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½ November 3, 2014
brilliant performance by Christopher Eccleston
July 3, 2014
This is something of an obscure film, but if you happen to ever see it on, I recommend you watch it. Featuring Christopher Eccleston in(amazingly) his first film role, this is the true story of Derek Bentley, an epileptic 19 year old with the mind of an 11 year old. Telling his story of why he was executed, it's very sad, and beautifully acted. The saddest thing about this film is that you know it has a sad ending, so no matter what happens, there never eally is hope. The supporting cast are great, the story is slow but greatly told, and it is one of the finest British films of the first half of the 90's.
½ June 19, 2014
A Brilliant portrayal of the Death Penalty in 50's England--The shocking true tale of a miscarriage of justice that will forever stain the honor of the British legal system... A wonderful piece of work- riveting and unsettling!!
February 10, 2014
Great film based on the true story of Derek Bentley. 5 stars for this one.
½ January 27, 2014
good mystery suspenser
October 2, 2013
The strength of this film lies in the last hour which involves the court case and ultimately the hanging of Derek Bentley. Tragic true story of the shooting of a policeman and alleged words of Derek "Let him have it". If the last 30 minutes doesn't get to you then you have no emotion. A clear case of the British Justice system blinded by justice
½ May 28, 2012
Another movie that makes you think.....
March 28, 2012
Emotions run high in the film
½ February 17, 2012
Horrific true story, a strong detterent for things like this to ever happen again.
½ November 30, 2011
This solid little docu-drama is probably one of the best films on capital punishment ever.
April 18, 2011
Pretty good though a few goofs...
Wandsworth Condemned Cell wasn't quite right. The removeable panels aren't depicted correctly. In Wandsworth the prisoner would be lead through a normal but sound proof door to a lobby area (the size of a standard cell) and then through a large doorway where the panels would have been removed that morning and placed to the sides. The panels were to give the lobby area the impression of a cloak room and they also had coat hooks fixed on panels because the prisoner used the lobby to go to excercise outside. He would go through the sound proof door then turn left in the lobby area and go through a door and down stairs. The gallows room was straight ahead behind the removeable panels hence the coat hooks. If the prisoner was suspicious of what might be behind the panels they would be told it was a store room standardly.
Each prison uses the same concept but modified slightly. Most prisons used double doors rather than removeable panels and sometimes the door leading into the lobby area would be concealed by a wardrobe on wheels.
January 26, 2011
sick film lol poor del
June 15, 2010
I saw the first half of this at school and missed the rest. I really want to see the end.
June 7, 2010
Awesome performance from Eccleston. Disturbing & thought-provoking.
½ May 31, 2010
An interesting and in a way heartbreaking movie, well worth a watch even if it's just for the amazing acting by the cast.
Super Reviewer
½ May 22, 2010
Quite a strong movie, based on a true story, highlighting miscarriage of justice.
½ February 14, 2010
This film is dedicated to my dad's best friend...R.I.P.Derek
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½ December 12, 2009
Well made, dramatic case study of the crime, trial and subsequent execution of Derek Bentley. Director Peter Medak and a very talented cast have put together a powerful argument against capital punishment and a scathing indictment of Britain's jurisprudence.
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