Longford
Longford (2007)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 19, 2007
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Elley
Variety

The dramatic conflict is clearly enough etched and provides a sufficient feast of acting for this to work offshore as a specialist, upscale item.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

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.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Tough questions in strong prison-forgiveness tale.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Intelligent, thoughtful cinema for mature viewers who don't need special effects and quick cuts to feel engaged with a movie.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

This thought-provoking exploration of forgiveness and redemption features award-worthy performance by Jim Broadbent and Samantha Morton.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Decent, but slow, biodrama about the efforts of Lord Longford to help men and women while they're in, and being released from, prison. This story is… More
James Crawford
In one of the opening scenes of Longford, Frank Pakenham (Lord Longford) says he wrote the book on Saints as it gave him a chance to talk about his heroes. In… More
Bruce Bruce
I picked this movie out of the $2.00 Bin at Big Lots, Best Movie I ever got from a $2.00 Bin. The Myra Hindley/Ian Brady Moors murders of 1963, one of the most… More
John A
<B><U>Television Film</U> <I>Channel4, October 2006</I></B>
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Longford," Frank Longford(Jim Broadbent), the leader of the House of Lords, has taken up the cause of visiting prisoners in… More
Stefan P
I had never heard of the murders or about Lord Longford before I saw this. When a movie is based on real events it can either raise a good story or make a… More