In the Name of the Father
In the Name of the Father

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  • Released: 1993
  • Runtime: 133 mins
  • Director: Jim Sheridan
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Genres: Drama

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.... (Full plot summary below)

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A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

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ReelViews - 10/10 by James Berardinelli Jim Sheridan skillfully interweaves a myriad of subplots and themes into a fast-paced, cohesive whole.
Flipside Movie Emporium - 10/10 by Rob Vaux A first-rate legal drama, unjustly forgotten in the ten years since its release.
New Yorker - 10/10 by Terrence Rafferty The picture turns into a kind of stylized morality play about the right and the wrong ways for Irishmen to respond to distorted portraits of their character, and it's terrifically effective.
Austin Chronicle - 9/10 by Robert Faires It is an injection into a society at war, Northern Ireland and England in the Seventies and a compelling account of a son and father making their peace.
The New York Times - 9/10 by Francis X. Clines And, riskiest of all, the film makers eschewed another grainy documentary go at the subject in favor of a movie drama of one of the most compelling true stories of the modern troubles.
Los Angeles Times - 9/10 by Kenneth Turan In the Name of the Father is a model of this kind of engaged, enraged filmmaking, a politically charged Fugitive that uses one of the most celebrated cases of recent British history to steamroller an audience with the power of rousing, polemical cinema.
Entertainment Weekly - 9/10 by Owen Gleiberman Sheridan, however, works with such piercing fervor and intelligence that In the Name of the Father just about transcends its tidy moral design.
The New Republic - 9/10 by Stanley Kauffmann Though the facts have been manipulated in the interests of drama--Gerry and Giuseppe were never imprisoned together, etc.--this has been done in a brave and responsible way, shedding light on an important episode in recent history.
Orlando Sentinel - 8/10 by Jay Boyar The complicated relationship between the rebellious Gerry and the quietly tormented Giuseppe is one focus of the film. The obvious political implications of the dreadful situation are another.
Variety - 8/10 by Todd McCarthy Miscarried justice often provides the vehicle for emotionally wrenching drama and histrionic fireworks, and such is the case in spades with In the Name of the Father.
Radio Times - 8/10 by Sue Heal This is a stirring and exceptionally well acted, though controversial, dramatisation of Gerry Conlon's book about the grave miscarriage of justice suffered by the Guildford Four.
Chicago Sun-Times - 8/10 by Roger Ebert [Day-Lewis] proves here once again that he is one of the most talented and interesting actors of his generation.

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