A Belfast Story
A Belfast Story (2013)

Belfast is a city with hundreds of years of hatred, 30 years of bombs, a war without winners, just victims. There is peace, but that can also be deadly. Now when a series of murders awaken dormant memories, many fear the worst. Times are… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

As a snapshot of modern Belfast, the point is that horrors of the past are still present. But honestly, this isn't exactly awash with moral ambiguity.

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Brian Henry Martin
UTV

"We need something new" says Meaney's world-weary cop to himself in one strange scene, "Not the same old thing. Please God, not the same old pattern!", which made me think, was he talking about the escalating murders or the slumping script?

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Kevin Harley
Total Film

Debut director Nathan Todd's intermittently convincing reflection on the Troubles.

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Adam Woodward
Little White Lies

Boring beyond belief.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

With lines like 'Nobody is ever happy until they are grieving again', [Colm] Meaney is at his best simply talking to himself, trying to make sense of a generation of madness.

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

A thriller that means well but falls some way short of thrilling.

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Steve Rose
Guardian

The plot scatters too many pieces about, putting the film's star off screen for long stretches.

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