August 28, 2006

Quickie review: Bloody Sunday

Reviewer: Craig Phillips
Rating (out of 5): ***½

With his shattering, if occasionally hard to watch, United 93 now out on DVD, I highly recommend paying a visit to Paul Greengrass' earlier, brilliant Bloody Sunday. The film's a knockout, so charged is the atmosphere it recreates - the fateful day in 1972 in Northern Ireland when a civil rights protest turned deadly, capturing the chaos and frenzy of street anarchy better than just about any film since Battle of Algiers. Sunday was criticized by some in Britain for having a "pro-Ireland" bias, but this is cin�ma v�rit� - gripping, even shocking stuff. Don't miss it.

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Posted by cphillips at August 28, 2006 10:01 AM