Skellig

2009

Skellig (2009)

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Tim Roth stars in this suburban tale with an otherworldly twist as Skellig, a seemingly weakened bird-like angel who young Michael finds living in a shed at the far end of his parent's garden. Distraught by the news of his baby sister's congenital heart problems, Michael is in need of a friend, and Skellig may be the unlikely soul to fulfill that duty. Funny, fantastic, and rooted in reality, this unconventional family-friendly mystery-fantasy is based on an award-winning novel by David Almond and co-stars John Simm (Doctor Who), Kelly Macdonald (Transpotting), and Bill Milner as Michael.

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I can't help but feel if the film hadn't been quite so reverent to its source material, it could have fashioned a more distinctive end-result.

Nov 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Fantasy mixes with emotionally intense family drama.

Mar 1, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even though I haven't had the honor of reading his book, I'm fairly sure Almond deserves an apology for this film.

Sep 27, 2010 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

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i enjoyed the book and even though the programme is a bit slow tim roth is fantastic and the programme is really enjoyable and family entertainment and lets the imagination fly! literally!!

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