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Tyrannosaur

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

November 18, 2011 (Limited)

Director :

Paddy Considine

Starring :

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

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

1.5 of 4

“..true, the stars are very good at what they do, but so what?..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
4 of 5

“..tough to watch: a seismic jolt of violence both physical and psychological, with bruises both visible and deeply burrowed..”
by Alexis Loinaz [Chicago Tribune]
“..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]
Review rate : B

“..the performances carry the film and occasionally lift it beyond its kitchen-sink lower-depths doldrums..”
by Peter Rainer [Christian Science Monitor]
“..the film's shots are calm and composed, almost meditative; there are no canted camera angles or jangling cuts, and much of the violence occurs off-screen..”
“..the film doesn't fetishize the violence, often keeping the worst of it offscreen..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
“..the characters are trapped, suffocated, pushed through a story that gives them very little room or time to figure themselves out, and that finally turns their feelings into the wan stuff of fable..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
3 of 5

“..isn't easy viewing, and surely isn’t pretty, but his actors are remarkable..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
3 of 4

“..brutal, indeed..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..British miserabilism at its most numbingly brutal and blunt..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
Review rate : B+

“..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]

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