King Of The Travellers
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King Of The Travellers
Set in the Irish Travelling community, King of the Travellers tells the story of John Paul Moorehouse and his journey to avenge the death of his father. The recent return of the Power family, who John Paul believes are responsible for his father's murder, ignites an old feud between the two rival families. However when John Paul falls in love with Puc Power's daughter, Winnie, he is faced with a dilemma. With war brewing, John Paul must decide between his love for Winnie and his duty to seek revenge for the death of his father.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There is enough here for us to confirm O'Connor as a talent for the future. Rough stuff."
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"It looks authentic and its traveller cast, many of whom have never acted, do at least as well as many people who have."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"The world of bare-knuckle Irish boxing feuds between bitterly opposed traveller families makes for depressing and unilluminating dramatic material."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"Attempts to tap into the emotional complexity at play find everyone wanting, especially during the Romeo & Juliet-style love story, which often feels like an after-thought."
‑ Rob Carnevale, The List
"There's a strand of 'us vs them' that eventually grates, but O'Connor's marshalling of a cast that includes many real travellers shows real feeling for this misunderstood community."
‑ Simon Kinnear, Total Film
"A flibbertigibbet: it arrives with a twinkle in its eye, but little else between its cauliflower ears."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"[Its] rich authenticity ... goes a long way to counterbalancing the lack of a professional cast and often all-too-rudimentary first-time script."
‑ , Sky Movies
"Bog standard is the word for this."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Bleak and bleaker."
‑ Rebecca Ellis, Little White Lies
"An Irish drama about feuding Travellers, King of the Travellers is watchable enough, but the poor script, sub-standard performances and unconvincing romantic subplot mean it's ultimately forgettable."
‑ Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
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