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Black '47

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It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his estranged family.
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Financial Times
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September 26, 2018

The story glums along earnestly for 100 minutes that seem, and possibly were, 100 days.
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Scotsman
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September 27, 2018

Daly's film isn't subtle, but as a genre film it has a certain pulpy intensity that keeps it rattling along.
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Variety
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February 17, 2018

Daly's restrained, pared-down style is the opposite of flashy exploitation cinema, but watching these bastions of lethally repressive British rule get some overdue comeuppance is similarly stirring.
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Solzy at the Movies
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September 26, 2018

Black 47somehow falls short of one's cinematic expectations in providing justice to a story that demands it.
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indieWire
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February 16, 2018

By the time it ends on a note of intimate ambiguity, it's hard not to wish that Black 47 had expressed more shades of gray.
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Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
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September 27, 2018

It was bold and it was well done... accessible and entertaining in that kind of grim way.
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New York Times
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September 27, 2018

Since this is a rare feature film to treat the Irish famine, it's a little odd that it tilts so heavily toward a genre exercise. But as a genre exercise, it's pretty potent.
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The Arts Desk
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September 27, 2018

Black 47 is a gripping and unusual drama none the less.
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Daily Mail (UK)
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September 27, 2018

A powerful and poignant film.
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Independent (UK)
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September 26, 2018

The film's mythic force is underlined by its visual style.
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Hollywood Reporter
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February 17, 2018

Black 47 feels more like a small screen misfire than the grand cinematic epic that this rich story deserves.
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Times (UK)
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September 27, 2018

It's all deeply silly stuff, but within an eerily profound milieu.
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