The Journey

2016, Drama, 1h 34m

90 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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The Journey's narrative deficiencies undermine a powerful fact-based story, but those problems are often offset by solid work from Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall. Read critic reviews

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Ian Paisley, a staunch evangelical Protestant and advocate for Northern Ireland, and Martin McGuinness, a former leader of the IRA are forced to ride in a car together. Will their proximity help in the quest for peace?

Cast & Crew

Timothy Spall
Ian Paisley
Colm Meaney
Martin McGuinness
John Hurt
Harry Patterson
Ian McElhinney
Rory McBride
Ian Beattie
Gerry Adams
Barry Ward
Paisley Junior
Kristy Robinson
Mary Lou McDonald
Nick Hamm
Director
Colin Bateman
Screenwriter
Jo Bamford
Executive Producer
Janine Modder
Executive Producer
Nick Hamm
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Greg Gardiner
Cinematographer
Chris Gill
Film Editor
Olivia Scott-Webb
Casting
David Craig
Production Design
Noel Aherne
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Critic Reviews for The Journey

All Critics (90) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (61) | Rotten (29)

  • It's gripping and amusing, and it contains one of John Hurt's last screen appearances.

    November 30, 2018 | Full Review…
  • One of the great political transitions has been re-imagined as a concise road trip in a pastiche of the sort of political play Peter Morgan might have written as a two-hander for the smaller stage. As a film, it doesn't open out.

    September 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The Journey does not claim to be historical fact, but that doesn't make the creatively intelligent fiction it muses on any less fascinating.

    July 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "The Journey" has fun playing make believe, but its execution cheapens history and distills fundamental ideological differences into treacly teachable moments.

    July 14, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • With precious cargo like Spall and Meaney to transport, even Freddie Highmore behind the wheel - and the occasional narrative detour - didn't give sufficient cause to incite road rage.

    July 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The bit of MI-5 chicanery behind the whole plot is a tad silly, but the sparring of Spall and Meaney is just worth the 94-minute investment.

    July 7, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's gripping and amusing, and it contains one of John Hurt's last screen appearances.

    November 30, 2018 | Full Review…
  • One of the great political transitions has been re-imagined as a concise road trip in a pastiche of the sort of political play Peter Morgan might have written as a two-hander for the smaller stage. As a film, it doesn't open out.

    September 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The Journey does not claim to be historical fact, but that doesn't make the creatively intelligent fiction it muses on any less fascinating.

    July 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "The Journey" has fun playing make believe, but its execution cheapens history and distills fundamental ideological differences into treacly teachable moments.

    July 14, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • The Journey does little to elevate its limited premise...

    September 25, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • I suspect that even if the negotiations that brought about that peace were as dry as a bone and completely lacking any form of drama, it still would have been more interesting than this weirdly paced, strangely toned alternative history.

    May 11, 2020 | Full Review…

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