Rent Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

3.3 of 5 from 106 ratings
1h 57min
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Synopsis:
With his city a conflict-strewn gangland, charismatic chancer Martin is arrested and recruited by the Branch. Sensing his whip smart, street wise attitude as an asset, his handler coerce him into performing the most terrifying assignment imaginable: to infiltrate a splinter group as a double agent.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Martin McGartland, Nicholas Davies
Studio:
Metrodome
Genres:
Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/09/2009
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary With Director
  • On Set With 'Fifty Dead Men Walking'
  • Exclusive Extract From the Book 'Fifty Dead Men Walking'
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/09/2009
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary with director Kari Skogland
  • On set with 'Fifty dead men walking'
  • Deleted scenes
  • Exclusive extract from the book 'Fifty dead men walking'
  • Theatrical trailer

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Reviews (1) of Fifty Dead Men Walking

Overlong Northern Ireland set during The Troubles in late 80s and 90s - Fifty Dead Men Walking review by PV

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03/06/2022

This film has two halves - the first if overlong with scenes that should have been cut; then it wakes up for an exciting second half.

It states it is based loosely on a true story with lots of added fiction - at the start and the end. So one wonders how much of this is true. How much of this to believe? I have no idea. The choices made by the main character seem unlikely to me - to have happened like this anyway. I believe the violence and IRA punishment of their own too.

There is also a typical bias as seen in so many films esp from Hollywood, more sympathy for the IRA nationalists and too much Brit-blaming. Worth remembering that 3000 people died in The Troubles, 2000 murdered by IRA nationalists incl women and children, many bodies still buried and they refuse to say where they are. Brits and protestant Unionists killed 1000. All unhappy but they is the facts.

Anyway, quite unpleasant as a film about violence in The Troubles has to be, I suppose. Have to be in the right mood to watch something like this.

I almost gave this a 3 stars but the political bias and also the very slow first half which makes it overlong means 2 stars.

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