What Richard Did

2012

Action / Drama

71
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 93%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 4111

Synopsis


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Cast

Lars Mikkelsen as Peter Karlsen
Jack Reynor as Richard Karlsen
Sam Keeley as Conor Harris
Aoife Duffin as Pub Landlady
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1hr 28 min
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1hr 28 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 5 / 10

A well made film, but lacking story

Lenny Abrahamson directed the excellent low budget Dublin film ADAM & PAUL so I was eager to see what this newer production was like. WHAT RICHARD DID isn't as good as that film, although it has some promise and typically realistic performances. The best thing about it is Abrahamson's moody direction, which makes you feel every moment of a torrid and emotional storyline.

Unfortunately, WHAT RICHARD DID is also rather slow and lacking in incident. The storyline is a very simple one that drags out a bit, especially in the latter half, and the almost entire lack of an ending is a disappointment in itself. It's a very realistic movie with a solid script, and Jack Reynor does well in a complex leading performance. But after ADAM & PAUL I expected more, and what I got was merely adequate.

Reviewed by pc95 5 / 10

Weak Story and Characters

Aside from the fairly poor pacing, "What Richard Did" suffers from too much character mumbling between one another - often difficult to understand. It is supposed to be a dilemma type story, but it falls short. As others have mentioned correctly, it has decent camera-work but mediocre dialog. There is a lot of anxiety and some wild fits, but it doesn't have a lot to itself - developmentally it's sparse. Director Lenny Abrahamson, needs clearer and more strongly defined characters from the start with better story concept. To add there is little sympathy for the main character's predicament anyway as he rejects some standard social rules and etiquette - namely you don't date or beguile another person's mate whilst still in a relationship. Very little integrity. 5.5/10 Not recommended

Reviewed by fionros 1 / 10

Sorry to say ...

I wanted to see this film because I thought it was based on a true story but apparently it isn't. I found the film very boring and long- winded and I'm afraid that I gave up on it before it finished. The acting was fair but it was very difficult to understand what they were saying, or rather mumbling. None of the characters was particularly likable. Unusually for an Irish film, there was no atmosphere and it was an unsatisfying story. I didn't like it and can't think of anything positive to say so it's difficult to write ten lines about it without being even more negative. Ten lines is too many to have to write and probably discourages a lot of people from submitting reviews.

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