MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,953 this week

Resurrection Man (1998)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 641 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 4 critic

Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 08 May 2011
 
a list of 694 titles
created 30 Jan 2012
 
a list of 216 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
a list of 186 titles
created 01 Apr 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 19 Jun 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Resurrection Man (1998)

Resurrection Man (1998) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Resurrection Man.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

After an audacious jewellery robbery the whole James family heads for home on the run with the obsessive detective Julia Armstrong in hot pursuit.

Director: Mike Barker
Stars: John Hannah, Helen McCrory, Jason Flemyng
Simon Magus (1999)
Mystery | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Simon is an outcast from his Jewish community because he claims that the devil talks to him and he has the ability to put curses on crops. When Dovid asks the 'Squire' to sell him some land... See full summary »

Director: Ben Hopkins
Stars: Noah Taylor, Stuart Townsend, Sean McGinley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tom is a male escort boy for ladies, a gigolo. His friend Pierre doesn't find this out until later, when Tom takes him to a party without telling him why and they are paid by two lady clients.

Director: Michel Blanc
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Stuart Townsend, Liza Walker
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

This is the story of Harry and Flint, an unlikely couple. Harry is a shy young gay man who can't seem to fit into his local bar scene. Flint is a crusty, older, and seemingly straight man ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Newby
Stars: Bernard Hill, John Hannah, Mark Anthony
The Intruder (1999)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Catherine meets Nick by accident and, after a whirlwind romance, the two get married and Catherine moves into Nick's apartment only that's the start of problems when an unseen intruder ... See full summary »

Director: David Bailey
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charles Edwin Powell, Nastassja Kinski
Before You Go (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The imperfect lives of three sisters are revealed at their unloved mother's funeral.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Julie Walters, John Hannah, Joanne Whalley
Wonderland (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Shirley Henderson, Gina McKee, Molly Parker
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Boyo lives with his brother Sid, his sister Gwenny and their elderly mother Marlene in an economically depressed area of South-West Wales. Their father has vanished when they were small ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Evans
Stars: Siân Phillips, Steven Mackintosh, Matthew Rhys
Shooting Fish (1997)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two con artists' plan to steal enough for a house are twisted when a pretty girl enters the picture.

Director: Stefan Schwartz
Stars: Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend, Kate Beckinsale
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

On the verge of making partner, Josh Pratt's life is turned upside down when the SEC investigates the head of his multibillion-dollar hedge fund for insider trading. Forced into a ... See full summary »

Director: Corrado Boccia
Stars: Colin Egglesfield, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Stuart Townsend
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Robert Dornhelm
Stars: Lauren Bacall, Dennis Hopper, Linus Roache
Biography

"Resurrection Man" is a journey through both unspeakable horror and a life-affirming lesson of love, hope and renewal. Grandison Harris, the "Resurrection Man," is he hero or hypocrite, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lane
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Williamson ...
Boy with Gun
...
Victor Kelly
...
Dorcas Kelly
George Shane ...
James Kelly
Lee Mulrooney ...
Young Victor
Alan Devlin ...
Chalky White
Peter Connell ...
Lock-up Victim
...
Darkie Larche
Gerard McCartney ...
Big Ivan Crommie
Michael Liebmann ...
Willie Lambe
...
Ryan
...
Sammy McClure
James Ellis ...
Ivor Coppinger
Zara Turner ...
Dr. Elizabeth Ryan
Sean Rafferty ...
TV Newscaster
Edit

Storyline

Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into madness. Written by Toth-Amon

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Get right to the heart of the fear

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sadistic violence, pervasive language, drug use and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 February 1998 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Ressurreição  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

review
16 August 2001 | by (Rothesay) – See all my reviews

What a cruel, confused film . This could have been the definitive film dealing with the tribal hatred during the Irish troubles , but instead we get an incoherant , rather plotless tale of motiveless murders

I`ve never read the novel RESURRECTION MAN but it`s obvious the screenplay needs to be restructured since it tells us nothing of the reasons why Irishmen kill their fellow Irishmen. What made Victor Kelly this way ? Why is he regarded as a hero ? , and most importantly of all: Why are his gang called "The Resurrection Men " ? These questions are never fully explained

Worst of all the film seems to concentrate more on a wife beating Belfast journalist rather than Kelly . If the film had to revolve round him couldn`t he have been an English or American journalist ignorant of the complex situation of 70`s Belfast ? At least then they`d be some expositional context in the film. And on top of this major flaw most of the characters are superflious , they don`t contribute to the plot.

I might be missing the point that many terrorists in Ireland (Especially Loyalists ) aren`t intrested in politics or religion but are more intrested in venting blood lust , and to it`s credit the film does in gory detail show the suffering of the victims of violence , but after viewing RESURRECTION MAN the viewer will probably be left feeling that the film ( Like political violence ) is a waste of time.

For a detailed and informative study of Lenny Murphy ( Who Victor Kelly is based upon ) try finding Martin Dillon`s book THE SHANKHILL BUTCHERS:A CASE STUDY OF MASS MURDER


16 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Stuart (I'm A Freak) trashynome9
cant find it! vampirequeen
Shankill Butchers eddypatrick187
Watch online? dimbledonk
Playing on Sundance Channel-5/19. AmbientD2
Discuss Resurrection Man (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?