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.
TIME Magazine - 9/10 by Richard Corliss By the end of the movie, whether or not you're a member of Sinn Fein, the Brits' brutality toward the Conlons will get your Irish up.
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.
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.
Chicago Reader - 9/10 by Jonathan Rosenbaum The acting's so good it frequently transcends the simplicities of the script, and whenever Day-Lewis or Postlethwaite is on-screen the movie crackles.
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.
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.
rec.arts.movies.reviews - 9/10 by Mark R. Leeper This is a well-crafted film in all regards.
Deseret News, Salt Lake City - 8/10 by Chris Hicks Most of the way ... this is rousing stuff, and the performances -- especially those by Day-Lewis and Postlethwaite -- are definitely Oscar-caliber.

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