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50 Dead Men Walking

50 Dead Men Walking
  • 2008
  • UK/Canada
  • 117 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kari Skogland
  • Written by: Kari Skogland
  • Cast: Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Rose McGowan, Kevin Zegers

Loosely based on the life of Martin McGartland, the film follows Northern Irish Catholic wheeler-dealer Martin (Sturgess) turns undercover informer at the height of The Troubles in 1980s west Belfast: it's cloak and dagger time Irish style. Canadian screenwriter and director Skogland's adaptation is breezily paced and intriguingly plotted yet ultimately fails to convince.

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Fifty Dead Men Walking

2 Apr 20093 stars

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