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Metascore®Generally favorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
Based on a true story -- that never happened. That might explain why the film circles and circles its subject but never strikes dramatic pay dirt.
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A forceful Neeson and an even more intense Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday) both show their stuff and obscure the unrelieved pain endured by the men they portray.
On balance, it's a good movie but not a great one. Probably the only reason it's getting North American distribution is because of the involvement of Liam Neeson.
Powerhouse performances by Liam Neeson and James Nesbit make this an intense, ultimately moving tale.
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