Starred Up


Action / Crime / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 99%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 37264


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Rupert Friend as Oliver Baumer
Jack O'Connell as Eric Love
Ben Mendelsohn as Neville Love
Sam Spruell as Deputy Governor Haynes
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813.14 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 46 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 9 / 10

The brutality of prison life

Having loved David Mackenzie's latest film 2016's 'Hell or High Water' and being recommended another critically acclaimed film 'Starred Up', via reviews for 'Hell or High Water' praising some of Mackenzie's previous work, 'Starred Up' fascinated me from the get go and didn't disappoint.

It is a near-instant classic, though its hard-hitting and brutally violent nature won't appeal to everybody, and British prison drama doesn't get much better than 'Starred Up'. What seems familiar, and it doesn't exactly tread new ground, avoids being clich├ęd. To me, the only thing that doesn't quite work is that some of the prison justice elements is a little overcooked. Otherwise, 'Starred Up' is terrific.

'Starred Up' looks stylish and enhances the setting's realistic queasiness and toughness. The music is suitably haunting, without overdoing or underplaying it.

Mackenzie directs with darkly compelling realism and plays a large part in making the father-son relationship so gripping and dynamic, creating an environment so dehumanising and harrowing and delving into the film's sociological tone.

The script is taut, sharp and smart, authentic in its abrasiveness yet with welcome and never misplaced humour and never forced pathos. And life in prison has rarely been depicted with the amount of clarity shown here. The storytelling really hits hard in a gritty and unashamedly uncompromising fashion, develops the remarkably complex characters beautifully and never holds back or take any prisoners, while bleak and violent it's effective in showing prison life's brutality and never trivialising it.

Jack O'Connell's anti-hero is tragically troubled while showing sympathetic and powerful sides, seamlessly commanding the screen in a powerhouse lead performance. His performance is matched brilliantly by the coldly intense one of Ben Mendelssohn. Their complex characters and dynamic chemistry dominate the film and outstandingly. Rupert Friend is just as strong.

Overall, not quite perfect but absolutely wonderful. Just know what you're letting yourself in for. 9/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by NahuelHuapi 7 / 10

A true movie

Is not an everyday thing (specially with my supernatural taste in movies) to stumble with a movie SO realistic, so true. The number that resumes this movie doesn't has to mean anything to you because, and you need to have this present in your mind in every second, I prefer and always will prefer fantastic movies with things that can't happen in real life not even in a thousand years. There are some other people that prefers real movies, elements which you can relate with. I don't and that's why I won't give a 10 or a 9 to this movie. What I can say, is that if I'd be one of those people who prefer real instead of unreal, this movie would definitely be on the top 15 best films. Raw, hash, thug, that's what this movie is about. According to the director and other guys involved on the making of this movie, they were trying to recreate exactly how prisons are in England, and you believe it. I don't fell sorrow or anything (if i lived there, I would) but it makes you think for a moment and it makes you imagine how would you react on a situation like that one. Anyway, It's a great film but also a long one. The end is excellent, the development too; the Indie-movie air is always present throughout the entire movie; the acting is great, one of the best things, and that's pretty much It. For those who love realistic movies, they will really enjoy this one; for those of us who love unrealistic movies, we will also enjoy this but not as much as the other guys. 7/10.

Reviewed by stephenabell 3 / 10

Jack O'Connell stars though the film doesn't.

This is a hard-hitting film based on the story of Eric Love, portrayed brilliantly by the talented Jack O'Connell, who is "Starred Up" - transferred from a young offenders institute to an adult prison, due to his violent behaviour. Eric finds he has been moved to the same prison in which his father is incarcerated. Their relationship is a troubled and loveless one, based on hate, mistrust and misunderstanding. You think this would make for some interesting situations, though the writer, Jonathan Asser, missed the opportunity to add some depth into the characters and story.

So what you have is a bleak and violent movie without any reason or story - it starts and ambles on through to the end - this had the possibility to be as good as Scum. After watching it I had to ask myself what I had taken from this film? The answer was, unfortunately, nothing.

The acting, other than Jack O'Connell was average or below. The direction was mediocre at best and brought nothing to the telling of the story.

Only if you're a fan of Jack O'Connell then maybe watching this film once would be of interest to you, though I cannot see who this film would interest.

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