A Private War
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A tougher and more genre-inspired work that we'd expect from social-realist doyen Loach.
The most striking, that he achieved with the experience, is that the filmmaker born in Nunenton, has the ability to do politics without talking about it explicitly in his films. [Full Review in Spanish]
Although not especially revelatory, [...] Route Irish is still a success as an often troubling, occasionally thrilling and always tragic low-key drama.
full review at Movies for the Masses
A characteristic Loach film, a gripping conspiracy thriller not unlike Hidden Agenda, his film on the Troubles.
The amateur-hour acting and melodramatic, cop-out ending expose Loach's faux attempts at realism to be as phoney as anything produced in Hollywood.
An at times gripping, at times bludgeoning tale of one man's search for truth and retribution.
You don't expect Ken Loach to make thrillers, but this one is an angry and relevant film about the perfidies embedded in the Iraq conflict.
An angrier film you're unlikely to see all year.
Route Irish is a didactic thriller about the Iraq war, with wearisomely predictable villains and a profoundly unsympathetic hero.
A film that's actually about something real? Incredible, but true.
The film isn't a write-off, because Loach's simmering rage gives it a sporadic rawness and voltage. Sadly, it also clouds his vision.
Known route, but didn't wear me off.
Ken Loach brings us the British view of the Iraqi war..a topic done to death by the Americans. He mostly succeeds although it feels as though it could have been wrapped up a lot sooner in order to save us from non essential dramatic pieces.
An utterly powerful and truly explosive edge of your seat thriller. A muscular, intense, hard-boiled, intricately plotted and well character developed movie that hits home hard. A total powerhouse of a movie that`s deeply personal, dramatic and realistic. A triumph from Director, Ken Loach. A gripping, riveting and utterly electrifying conspiracy thriller thats fast-paced, well-crafted and superbly acted. Mark Womack gives an explosive and outstanding performance. Andrea Lowe is terrific. This film is dark and extreamly good. An riveting tour de force. A must-see. A full-throttle and pulse-pounding mystery. It grabs hold of you and dose not let go until the very last frame. A brutal and hard-core experiance. Movies dont get anymore intense or riveting than this.
Ken Loach certainly knows how to make a good drama. This time around he looks at a story of a contractor returning from Iraq war, dealing with both the issues of settling back to normal life but also determined to find the answers to the unexplained death of his best friend in Iraq.
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