Saw this in IMAX and it was the sound design that shook me - I can still feel it rattling under my feet.
A riveting biography of a complex individual and a career-best performance from Murphy.
Oh no. I try my best to stay positive around here, especially when it comes to Irish films, but I'm afraid I can't find anything good to say about this one.
The whole thing is so implausible, the tone is uneven and misjudged. Every joke falls flat - the only laughable aspect is the gaping plotholes.
Not even the great Olivia Colman can rescue this, and the less said about her ropey Irish accent, the better.
I saw this one at the London Film Festival and it brought the house down. It's an extremely Irish film so I was wondering if all the jokes would land, but the audience revelled in every glorious minute of it.
The story works well as a metaphor for the Irish Civil War. Here are two men who are as close as family. But they take different sides, things escalate, and events that can never be reversed unfold.
It starts off…