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  • 23-09-2017 10:24pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,660 ✭✭✭ armaghlad


    Just home from cinema having watched this. Really enjoyable film, based on the IRA escape from HMP Maze in 1983. As far as Troubles-based films go, it was really well made.

    Some of the accents were slightly off but I suppose given the intended audience (i.e. anyone outside greater Belfast) it's only a minor criticism. I think the location they used wasn't suitable and could have possibly used the last remainig H block to shoot some scenes but other than that a really good watch. Nidge aka Tom Vaughan-Lawlor was excellent in the lead role.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,423 ✭✭✭✭ Outlaw Pete


    Seen it last night myself and yeah it's excellent.

    I've read a few books on it and only 2 or 3% of the story is told.

    Felt they could have made a good Netflix series out of it easily had they wanted to.

    Knowing a fair bit about it I was hoping for certain aspects of the story to be tackled but mostly they were not.

    Great stuff all the same for what there was and I agree Tom was excellent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 870 FCIM


    Seen it last night myself and yeah it's excellent.

    I've read a few books on it and only 2 or 3% of the story is told.

    Felt they could have made a good Netflix series out of it easily had they wanted to.

    Knowing a fair bit about it I was hoping for certain aspects of the story to be tackled but mostly they were not.

    Great stuff all the same for what there was and I agree Tom was excellent.

    As a movie intended to bring the story to a general audience rather than dissect the politics of the events, it is a good film. I was slightly disappointed it didn't go into more depth but I would have a stronger knowledge of the escape, the H Blocks and Long Kesh than the general punter and everyone in the cinema seemed intrigued. I wouldn't criticise it too much for that, it's just a personal preference that I would have liked it better if it had deepened my knowledge but I enjoyed it as a piece of cinema nonetheless and it's general appeal would have been reduced had it been something which went into too much depth.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,027 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is becoming one of Ireland's great actors, I also thought Martin McCann did well in his role


  • Registered Users Posts: 78,148 ✭✭✭✭ Victor


    I think using Cork Prison was a bit meh. Old stone walls in multi-storey buildings in what was a brand new prison exclusively using single-storey buildings is a bit off.

    Showing scenes of Cork was a bit "Duh!" to be honest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,027 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    It is on RTE 1 on Saturday


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