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Daniel Day-Lewis doing what he does best. The plot is really good as well, dealing with the IRA and a forbidden love between Day-Lewis and an old flame. Also, it seems that Cinderella Man's style and plot points seemed to borrow a lot from this movie, but out of the two, this is definitely the one to see.
- ythelastman89, Wednesday, November 18, 2009
It's mainly a hard romance story, set within the story of an ex-boxer making a life out of prison with what he knows amidst the eternal terrorist struggles in Ireland. I don't think Daniel Day-Lewis could play a bad part in a film if he tried, as he easily carries the movie here. Alongside him are a couple of Thomas Harris-universe vets in Emily Watson (Red Dragon) and Brian Cox (Manhunter). As it is, several different things could tear apart a romance already torn apart for 14 years due to a stretch in prison. I've been searching for this movie for the last 10 years, finally found it and was in no way disappointed.
- middleeasternfilms, Monday, August 11, 2008