What Richard Did
What Richard Did (2013)

Newcomer Jack Reynor (to be seen in the upcoming Transformers sequel) and Róisín Murphy star alongside Sam Keeley (The Other Side of Sleep, Misfits), and Lars Mikkelsen ("The Killing") in this striking portrait adapted from Kevin… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 23, 2014
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rex Reed
New York Observer

You may be shocked by your own reactions to "what Richard did," but you won't soon forget the movie in which he did them.

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Sherilyn Connelly
Village Voice

[Feels] like a Bergman homage without earning the clunky label "Bergmanesque."

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Newcomer Jack Reynor gives a startling, star-making performance in the slow-burn Irish drama What Richard Did... Consider this indie his Queens Boulevard, if you will.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Abrahamson's penetrating film asks - and does not answer - whether one viciously criminal moment is an aberration, or whether it reveals the weak, shabby person who was there all along.

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Matt Singer
Time Out New York

A satisfyingly knotted moral fable with some very memorable performances, including a fine piece of charismatic brooding from Reynor.

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

Isn't shocking in obvious ways, preferring to stun the audience with an authentic atmosphere of guilt and indecision, investing in the frustration of delayed response over unapologetic manipulation.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Mr. Reynor's portrayal of this man-child is an extraordinary screen performance in which his face registers all the conflicting emotions gripping Richard. We see every layer of him, from the scared inner child to the suave, entitled ladies' man.

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Leslie Felperin
Variety

A low-key but compelling morality tale.

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Gabe Toro
The Playlist

What Richard Did paints an evocative portrait of guilt and mourning while also parsing the stickiest notions of guilt and innocence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
What Richard Did is a lesson in subtle film making. The events are made even more terrifying by the fact that they are very normal and seem quite unexceptional.… More
Daniel Parsons
Strikingly acted and impressively made film that for me stood alongside narratively similar films like Mean Creek and, especially, Paranoid Park, exploring how… More
The Movie Waffler
This Irish feature seems to aim for the ice-cold detachment of Bruno Dumont but ultimately comes off more like a well performed after-school special. It's… More
Nicolas Korovessis
Have not seen any of the previous film of Lenny Abrahamson, or seen Jack Reynor acting before, but having watched 'What Richard Did' I will be looking… More
Luke Eberhard
Based on True Events centering on the youth of Modern Day Ireland, 'What Richard Did' is a fine intelligent and absorbing drama, following the tough… More