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Michael Inside (2017)

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Michael Inside tells the story of Michael McCrea (Dafhyd Flynn), an impressionable eighteen-year-old who lives with his grandfather Francis (Lalor Roddy) in a Dublin housing-estate. Michael's life is changed dramatically when he is caught holding a bag of drugs for his friend's older brother, and is sentenced to three months in prison. Inside, Michael is befriended by an older drug dealer (Moe Dunford), and is exposed to violence and intimidation.

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Stunningly acted, never didactic and yet provoking endless important questions, Michael Inside is a searing portrait of a damaged system, and the boys we lose to it.

April 19, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Berry has a clear vision of our social problems; his film opens the doors of our prison system and draws the viewer inside.

April 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's moving, emotionally gripping and every scene has the ring of truth.

April 9, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's insightful and compassionate without ever being mawkish about people we perhaps all too easily choose to write off.

April 9, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's no easy watch, that's for sure -- but it's an important one. Stellar Irish film-making.

April 9, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It is the generous humanism underlying the documentary realism that sets the film apart.

April 5, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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