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Pierrepoint Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    68

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    This measured bio-production might be viewed as a lesser companion piece to "Vera Drake" -- although in the case of Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman, all the period-piece tastefulness makes for a story more instructive than emotionally tangible.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    At once desperately grim and unnervingly gripping, providing an exacting sense of the detail and procedure that went into death by hanging.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The key to the film is in the performances by Spall and Stevenson -- and by Marsan. The utter averageness of the characters, their lack of insight, their normality, contrasts with the subject matter in an unsettling way.

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