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Tyrannosaur (2011)

Tyrannosaur

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

November 18, 2011 (Limited)

Duration

91 min.

Studio

Optimum Releasing

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Paddy Considine

Producer

Diarmid Scrimshaw

Screenwriter

Paddy Considine

Starring

  • Peter Mullan
  • Eddie Marsan as James
  • Olivia Colman
  • Sally Carman
  • Sian Breckin
  • Paul Popplewell
  • Samuel Bottomley
  • Ned Dennehy
  • Sally Carman
  • Sian Breckin

Story


Joseph (Peter Mullan), a tormented, self-destructive man plagued by violence, finds hope of redemption in Hannah (Olivia Colman), a Christian charity-shop worker he meets one day while fleeing an altercation. Initially derisive of her faith and presumed idyllic existence, Joseph nonetheless returns to the shop and soon realizes that Hannah's life is anything but placid. As a relationship develops, they come to understand the deep pain in each other's lives.

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Poster of Optimum Releasing's Tyrannosaur (2011)
Peter Mullan stars as Joseph in Optimum Releasing's Tyrannosaur (2011)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..their performances are so raw, so visceral, you feel the blows, wince at the bruises, cry at their pain..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..a warning flag for queasy viewers that things won't be pretty here, but those who stay just a bit longer come to see his immediate regret over the matter..”
by William Goss [Film.com]
“..British miserabilism at its most numbingly brutal and blunt..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]