3.5

'71

Action Drama Thriller


 

A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot.

Set amidst the melting pot of violence and political tension of Belfast in '71, this unconventional yet taut thriller is an introspective into the bitter conflict between Catholics and protestants at the time. There are bombs, bullets and bodies aplenty without being a prototypical action movie, and despite being a slow burn, still maintains an aura of suspense as we accompany our hero through a gritty urban war-zone; the jittery hand-held camera work lending a sense of urgency and immediacy. A willing tale from another decade.

Andrew O'Dea

Limited Release 19th March 2015
Entertainment One 99 mins