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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It's a prison film and a social-realist picture of the Loachian school: fierce, unsentimental, engrossing.

Sep 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Frank Berry's Irish prison film Michael Inside... is a stripped back and unrelenting take on the sub-genre focusing on the long-term effects of incarceration and drug involvement on Ireland's youth

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It's cautionary and terrifying with a tough fatalistic ending.

Sep 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Good research must have helped Berry attain his 20/20 peripheral vision. No minutia or refraction-of-a-minutia seems false.

Sep 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Apr 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.

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

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