Strength and Honour Reviews

October 18, 2008
Top Critic
October 18, 2008
December 13, 2007
Director-screenwriter Mark Mahon is unable to inject any freshness whatsoever into this highly formulaic genre piece, though he has elicited several good performances.
December 11, 2007
The script delivers a series of low blows to the intelligence from which auds will never recover.
December 8, 2007
Not even a contender for the DVD bins, to which it'll be banished before the eight count.
December 7, 2007
For the most part the film moves along at a nice clip and provides an interesting glimpse inside the endlessly fascinating world of the Travellers.
December 7, 2007
Under Mark Mahon's by-the-numbers direction, Strength and Honour is a standard soaper that might be helpful to watch when you're suffering from insomnia some night.
December 7, 2007
There is not a real character to be found, nor a single convincing punch thrown. But I do like the name 'Smasher'.
December 7, 2007
With a lowered chin, squinted eyes and gravelly voice, Madsen emotes in convulsions, his awkwardly expressed scenes of grief and interactions with his adolescent co-star lingering onscreen uncomfortably too long, as if more time would exhume feeling.
December 7, 2007
Mr. Madsen fails to elevate this earnest morality tale, written, produced and directed by Mark Mahon, above excessive banality.
December 7, 2007
Relentlessly dismal and dismally predictable.
December 7, 2007
The movie follows so resolutely in the footsteps so many many other sporting movies that we're way ahead of the story arc.
December 6, 2007
The dialogue and production values are both cheap.
December 6, 2007
In addition to having a lame script, Strength and Honor is saddled with characters that are not to be believed.
December 6, 2007
Madsen's iffy Irish accent is no more believable than the fights, which look even more staged than the polar bear brawls in The Golden Compass.
December 6, 2007
Schlocky.