Fifty Dead Men Walking

When you cross the line there's no going back.


Fifty Dead Men Walking
Set in Northern Ireland during the 'Troubles', a petty crook and con artist is arrested and 'turned'. He is persuaded to become a double agent, acting as an informant against the IRA. This is as good as signing your own death warrant, but he does the job, providing valuable intelligence which saves lives. However the IRA begin to suspect him and it is only a matter of time before their suspicions are confirmed ...

116 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Action, Thriller, On the art circuit
Should
Should've brought some lamb chops with ....

Credits

Cast
Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers, Natalie Press, Rose McGowan, Tom Collins, William Houston
Director
Kari Skogland
ScreenplayKari Skogland, from the book by Nicholas Davies and Martin McGartland
MusicBen Mink
CinematographyJonathan Freeman
EditingJim Munroe
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byBrightlight Pictures, Altitude Entertainment, Future Films, HandMade Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong
NudityNone
SexBrief
ViolenceStrong
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsRealistic drama set in civil war-torn Northern Ireland.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer quote iconThe emotional heft of the tale is sadly missing
10
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
10
Cape Times
quote iconThe film is inspired by a true story
10
Box Office
Steve Ramod quote iconWith non-stop action, standout leads will deliver acclaim but not audiences
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
eye Weekly
Kieran Grant quote iconThis is a problematic movie about a problematic topic — not just The Troubles themselves, but an autobiographical source whose author is either a hero (the title refers to the lives McGartland believes he saved by informing) or a traitor.
10
Rottentomatoes critics
41 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThough somewhat uneven in places, Fifty Dead Men Walking is a gripping portrayal of Ireland's violent history, carried by the strong performances of its lead actors.
17

What the People say

Internet
2315 Netizens quote iconNever really becomes the film it should have been
14

Average .. 61%

12

Trailer






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