'71

2014

Action / Drama / Thriller / War

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 97%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 44195

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Jack O'Connell as Gary Hook
Charlie Murphy as Brigid
Sean Harris as Captain Sandy Browning
Paul Anderson as Sergeant Leslie Lewis
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Reviewed by MarlonSantos7 7 / 10

Simple review of a simple movie

Shot mostly in Northern England but depicting Belfast in the year 1971, during the Northern Ireland conflicts. Directed by Yann Demange, have a big cast led by English actor Jack O'Connell.

A British soldier, Gary Hook, left in the streets of Belfast after separated from his unit during a riot struggle to find his way back to safety.

It is a decent movie, where we can clearly see the three acts structure, simple and straight to the point and the best word I can find to describe it is "Solid". However, its pros is the same as its cons, and its simplicity make the movie not remarkable.

The acting is solid as well, nothing over the top as we see in "give me the Oscar" performances, but still good. We can name Jack O'Connell, Barry Keoghan, Sean Harris, Richard Dormer and Charlie Murphy (not the comedian, R.I.P).

I was disappointed we could not see more of Valene Kane, who plays a rioter... and that's it, she gets slapped in the face I guess.

(Post originally: https://ulvenreviews.blogspot.com.br/2018/02/71-2014-movie-review.html)

Reviewed by James 10 / 10

A huge achievement, if so very, very sad...

"71" is under the direction of Frenchman Yann Demange, and that is only the right and proper distance from the subject, given the circumstances. But to achieve the level of insight that is on show here is no mean feat for "a foreigner", even if writer Gregory Burke presumably helped out with this.

In contrast, I (like pretty much any British person beyond a certain age) came to this film as someone who has little distance to offer, above all as someone who sees the ordinary British soldier - the squaddie, the poor bloody infantryman from the shires (in the case of Jack O'Connell and his character Gary Hook that's Derbyshire) - as a genuine hero in every sense of the world. And that would hold true whether its the Alma or Waterloo, or World War I or the Falklands we're talking about. Happily, the film agrees with me on this (or I would have found it difficult to get very far with it), while it also reminds us at the outset, that - county regiment as this may "only" be - these are still the best and most professional and most-disciplined (which here also means superbly self-restrained) soldiers to be found anywhere. Trying to perform decently in impossible circumstances has been the lot of the British soldier for many a long year, but coming as close to this ideal as humanly possibly, the lads have won the respect of a great many of us.

Officers and special forces or intelligence types get less favourable treatment here, and I can quite allow that, and all the more so given the bleak picture painted of "Loyalists" and Republicans alike, who are seen turning on their own (almost as much as each other) repeatedly and without hesitation.

Indeed, given that (as the film reminds us several times), everybody here is also within the United Kingdom context, at some level everybody is turning on their own, as several surprisingly touching and affecting moments of regret at killing in the film make clear.

To add to those nuances, there are even glimpses here of people trying to get on with semi-normal lives above and beyond the sectarianism. War zone this may be, but it has kids and schools and TV and some kind of normalised future within reach, as opposed to the slide into more and more of those "Troubles" that 1971 actually denoted.

Ultimately the whole piece is then a tragedy, as was the real-life situation, but what this film achieves in concise storytelling is little short of miraculous. How to give the essence of that complex and miserable story by referring to the events of not much more than one day? One might have thought it could not be done, but the makers of "71" achieve it.

There is not much fun to be had from this film, but its level of understanding and layered complexity is superb.

Thank God we have a peace now, if a tenuous one, and most prices are worth paying to keep that. To realise what could conceivably again be lost, a look at "71" is enough of a reminder of awful times, primitive times, that do indeed need to be consigned to history.

Watch "71" for all of these reasons, but also marvel at the art of those who made it.

Reviewed by Harrison Tweed (Top Dawg) 9 / 10

One of the best war action drama thrillers!

It's been done so many times before, I didn't have high expectations going into this film. I have to now say, it's one of the best war action drama thrillers!

This film is brilliant in every aspect; directing, screenplay, cinematography, editing and acting. My only critique would be some loose plot issues and I would have liked to see some more character development.

Aside from that, a fun thrilling ride that is a must see film. It's a 9/10 from me.

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