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Closing the Ring

Closing the Ring
  • 2007
  • UK/Canada/US
  • 118 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Richard Attenborough
  • Written by: Peter Woodward
  • Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Mischa Barton, Stephen Amell, Neve Campbell, Pete Postlethwaite, Gregory Smith

A torpid period weepy played out between WWII Belfast and North Carolina in 1991. Its turgid mound of exposition, terrible dialogue, appalling score and incomparable plot twists must on paper have seemed like a winning geriatric-friendly tearjerker, a fusion of 'Atonement' and 'A Matter of Life and Death'. An interminable abomination.

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Closing the Ring

13 Dec 20071 star

(12A) 117min

God bless Sir Richard Attenborough. Bless him for all his charity work and his renowned philanthropic spirit in an industry of Brutuses. Bless him for his long and varied acting career which includes unforgettable performances in Brighton Rock, The…

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