Liam

Critics Consensus

Though Liam's harrowing story is reminiscent of Angela's Ashes, it showcases strong performances, including one by child actor Anthony Borrows.

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A powerful and emotionally charged portrait of an ordinary family caught up in extraordinary circumstances, "Liam" tells the story of a seven-year-old boy growing up in Liverpool during the 1930s. As he prepares to make his First Communion, young Liam tries to make sense of the complex and unsettled world around him, a world that is about to change forever because of cataclysmic economic, political, and social upheaval.

Cast & Crew

Claire Hackett
Mum
David Hart
Con
Anne Reid
Mrs. Abernathy
Russell Dixon
Father Ryan
Julia Deakin
Auntie Aggie
Tessa Ross
Executive Producer
David M. Thompson
Executive Producer
Sally Hibben
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Colin McKeown
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Andrew Dunn
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Stephen Fineren
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Critic Reviews for Liam

All Critics (76) | Top Critics (26) | Fresh (53) | Rotten (23)

Audience Reviews for Liam

  • Jul 23, 2009
    The trials and tribulations of a 7 yr old lad in 1930's Liverpool. Oppressed by poverty and his Catholic faith, Liam tries to cope with a speech impediment and a school system determined to literally beat the devil out of him. A gritty, solid little film that falls somewhere between <i>Angela's Ashes</i> and <i>This Is England</i>.
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  • Jun 04, 2007
    A strong story told without mercy but never losing any realism. A very important British gem to watch, and to learn and think with. 61/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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