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Dec 29, 1993 · Review/Film: In the Name of the Father; The Sins of a Son Are Visited on His Father ... The New York Times Archives. See the article in its original context from December 29, ... The Best Movies ...
"In the Name of the Father" tells this story in angry dramatic detail, showing that the British police were so obsessed with the need to produce the IRA bombers that they seized on flimsy hearsay evidence and then tortured their prisoners to extract confessions.
The New York Times And, riskiest of all, the film makers eschewed another grainy documentary go at the subject in favor of a movie drama of one of the most compelling true stories of the modern troubles.
Co-written by Terry George, In the Name of the Father (1993) feels not unlike most other "based on a true story" movies in that it tries harder to nail down important details than it does in finding the emotional spaces between the details. It's also too long and a little too aware of its own importance.
- Jeffrey M. Anderson
Jan 01, 2000 · Read the Empire Movie review of In the Name of the Father. Letter-perfect performances from Day-Lewis and Postlethwaite do a lot more than a dozen editorials...
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Based on the true story of Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis), a Belfast youth who - along with family members and friends - was wrongly convicted of bombing two pubs outside of London. A story about the relationship between a father and his son who fought for justice to clear his father's name. —