MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 17,175 this week

The Trial of Tony Blair (2007)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  15 January 2007 (UK)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 211 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 210 titles
created 23 Apr 2011
 
a list of 55 titles
created 16 Oct 2011
 
a list of 132 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Trial of Tony Blair (TV Movie 2007)

The Trial of Tony Blair (TV Movie 2007) on IMDb 6.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Trial of Tony Blair.
3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Britz (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two British-born Muslim siblings are drawn in radically different directions after 9/11.

Director: Peter Kosminsky
Stars: Manjinder Virk, Riz Ahmed, Mary Stockley
The Man Inside I (2012)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.

Director: Dan Turner
Stars: Michelle Ryan, Peter Mullan, David Harewood
The Liability (2012)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When 19-year-old Adam agrees to do a day's driving for his mum's gangster boyfriend Peter, it takes him on a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish world of murder, sex trafficking and revenge, in the company of aging hit man Roy.

Director: Craig Viveiros
Stars: Tim Roth, Jack O'Connell, Peter Mullan
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two soldiers return home to Edinburgh to resume their romantic and family lives.

Director: Dexter Fletcher
Stars: Paul Brannigan, George MacKay, Kevin Guthrie
My Family (2000–2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Comedy about Ben, a dentist, and his family. They don't exactly get along well.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson
Catastrophe (TV Series 2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

American boy Rob gets Irish girl Sharon pregnant while they hook up for a week while on a business trip to London.

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Ashley Jensen
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods
G.B.H. (TV Mini-Series 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Michael Murray is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children. When the paths of these two men cross, things are ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Michael Palin, Dearbhla Molloy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Robert Bowman ...
Priest
...
...
Danielle Ryan ...
Assistant
Ronke Phillips ...
...
Dickon Tyrrell ...
First Removal Man
...
Third Removal Man
Graham Turner ...
Kyl Messios ...
Taxi Driver 1
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Tony Blair-ügy  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[Tony Blair is reading a newspaper report]
Tony Blair: Oh my God. George is back in rehab.
Cherie Blair: George?
Tony Blair: Bush. George Bush. Oh God, he was found comatose on his ranch.
Cherie Blair: [drily] I'm surprised anyone noticed.
Tony Blair: He's my friend. All right? George is my friend. We went through hell together.
Cherie Blair: Oh, I thought you sent other people to do that.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening titles are in the form of graffiti scribbled in biro on painted brick walls, possibly those of a prison cell. See more »

Connections

Featured in This Week: Episode dated 18 January 2007 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Mirror in the Bathroom
Performed by The Beat
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A wry, and perhaps prescient left-wing satire
29 January 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This fantasy was conceived before British Prime Minister Tony Blair actually quit politics, so the scenario envisaged might already put some people off, due to the fiction involving Blair being in power for a few more years before quitting. In any case, it works quite well as a "What if...?" story, or alternative world story.

In this movie, Blair announces his retirement and looks to find a role for himself in business and society. He instead has to face charges that he is a war criminal. So, the trajectory of the plot is Blair starting out as Prime Minister, and then ends with him about to face trial on war crime charges. Thankfully, no outcome to the trial is envisaged...you can let your imagination run free!

Imbetween, we see Blair as a man haunted by the ghosts of his actions...literally. A plus for this story is how Blair is portrayed as a man who lives in his own world...he tries to shut out the reality of his situation the best he can. He and his wife, Cherie, have, amusingly, a foul mouth, which get quite a work out when reality and Blair's deluded fantasy refuse to mix.

There is some delicious irony in the plot concerning Tony's past and the situation he now finds himself in. The satire is quite pointed as well, at times. Some of the scenes are painfully embarrassing to watch, like Tony's successor Gordon Brown, on the campaign trail...and the same goes for his conservative opponent...they both really make you squirm uncomfortably.

There were some laugh out loud moments in this film, but it is mostly 'dry' humour. To its credit, it also has a very strong basis in plausibility. Just today, I think, I read in the news that there are moves afoot to release documents on Blair's cabinet discussions on whether the Iraq war was actually legal, or not.

The slant of this movie is very left-wing, so if you buy Blair's "third way" spiel and his motives for supporting the US in the Iraq war, you may take umbrage that Tony Blair is even considered to be a war criminal.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Will there be a DVD release ? dqmwfan
Music for the scene in the Ambulance cpeacock-2
UN pictures nemiss
Discuss The Trial of Tony Blair (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?