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Academy-award-winning actor Jim Broadbent portrays controversial British campaigner Lord Longford in this biopic that details the former government minister and then-House of Lords leader's notorious encounter with infamous Moors Murderer Myra Hindley (Samantha Morton). A lifelong Christian who approaches every person he meets with the goodness and innocence of a child, Frank Packenham (aka Lord Longford) receives a letter from convicted child killer Myra Hindley requesting that he drop by her prison cell for a visit. Despite the vehement disapproval of his wife, Longford casually accepts… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"The dramatic conflict is clearly enough etched and provides a sufficient feast of acting for this to work offshore as a specialist, upscale item."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"Though thematically similar to Dead Man Walking, Longford grapples more directly and thoughtfully with religious themes, and doesn't glorify its eccentric, somewhat tragic protagonist."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Tough questions in strong prison-forgiveness tale."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Intelligent, thoughtful cinema for mature viewers who don't need special effects and quick cuts to feel engaged with a movie."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"This thought-provoking exploration of forgiveness and redemption features award-worthy performance by Jim Broadbent and Samantha Morton."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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