A Prayer for the Dying
A Prayer for the Dying (1987)

A man struggling to escape the political unrest of Northern Ireland finds that his violent past still follows him in this drama. Martin Fallon (Mickey Rourke) is a terrorist with the Irish Republican Army who, while attempting to blow up a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 1, 1987
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cathy Burke
United Press International

The good intentions seem frivolous and what starts out to be a study of a senseless violence in Northern Ireland ends in a senseless study of troubled personalities.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

"it's in need of salvation"

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Muses on the difficulty once violent men have in ridding themselves of the mark of Cain.

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Clint Morris

Tense, Completely original and well-acted.

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Dean McKenna
This above average thriller is rife with ludicrous performances and ripe in symbolism, even down to the blind girl Mickey Rourke falls for. Almost worth it for… More

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