Silent Grace (2002)



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Silent Grace, the debut feature from director Maeve Murphy, is based on actual events. In the early 1980s, a new inmate (Cathleen Bradley) is thrown into prison with a group of female IRA insurgents led by Orla Brady). Although the newcomer has been put there to destabalize the group, they convert her and begin the "dirty" protests, which involves the inmates refusing to clean themselves. Silent Grace was screened at the Hamptons Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Silent Grace

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Assured helming by newcomer Maeve Murphy, unflagging pace, well-developed characters, and strong perfs throughout make for a solid if slightly old-fashioned meller.

Jul 6, 2010 | Full Review…
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Though well acted and concisely plotted, the film is not up to the events it engages -- but it's tough to imagine a film that would be.

Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…

The performances have a conviction that still commands attention.

Aug 22, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Wonderfully humane, even-handed and quietly joyful.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The first feature film written, produced and directed by Maeve Murphy, Silent Grace is an effectively low-key and slow-burning treatment of events that have faded into history.

Oct 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This sensitive reflection on the climate of 1980s Northern Ireland, equally relevant to the 'War on Terror', is a quietly subtle drama exploring how easily humanity can get locked away during conflicts which admit no compromise.

Oct 3, 2017 | Full Review…

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