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Michael Inside (2017)




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Dafhyd Flynn (I Used to Live Here) plays Michael McCrea, an impressionable eighteen-year-old who lives with his grandfather Francis (Lalor Roddy) in a Dublin housing estate, where he is caught holding a bag of drugs for his friend's older brother, and sentenced to three months in prison. Researched and workshopped with former prisoners from the Irish Prison Service's Pathways Programme, Michael Inside is an expression of many real-life experiences. The film takes a realistic look at the circumstances that lead to Michael's conviction, his time in prison, and how prison affects his thinking and behaviour.


Critic Reviews for Michael Inside

All Critics (10)

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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