6.3/10
8,849
56 user 23 critic

Peacock (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 20 April 2010 (USA)
Trailer
2:16 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town's bank clerk.

Director:

Writers:

, (as Ryan Roy)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A film noir buff has his life turned on end by a femme fatale with a big adventure in mind.

Director: Paul Soter
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Lucy Liu, Jason Sudeikis
Sunburn (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of Irish college students are about to leave for the United States, where they've landed summer jobs on Long Island, New York. Working hard in the day and playing even harder at ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Hume
Stars: Paloma Baeza, Cillian Murphy, Barry Ward
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.

Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle
Retreat I (2011)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a Man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.

Director: Carl Tibbetts
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Thandie Newton, Jamie Bell
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Cillian Murphy, Michael McElhatton
Disco Pigs (2001)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A twisted rite of passage.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan
Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Cillian Murphy, Sarah Gallagher
Broken IV (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

Director: Rufus Norris
Stars: Charlie Booty, Lily James, Tim Roth
On the Edge (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.

Director: John Carney
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Tricia Vessey, Martin Carney
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An adventurous coming-of-age story that follows young rebellious Sherry through Europe as she loses her illusions, virginity and lip ring.

Director: Alison Murray
Stars: Ellen Page, Natasha Wightman, August Diehl
Aloft (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A struggling mother encounters the son she abandoned 20 years earlier.

Director: Claudia Llosa
Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

15-year-old Tracey Berkowitz is naked under a shower curtain at the back of a bus, looking for her little brother Sonny, who thinks he's a dog.

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Ellen Page, Zie Souwand, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Red Lights (2012)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Connor Black
...
Ray Crill
Eden Bodnar ...
Louise Sternberg
...
Neil
Flynn Milligan ...
Jake
...
Doris
...
Wanda
Nathan Christopher ...
Cal
Richard Latch ...
Mack
Tate Hustedt ...
Brian Sternberg
Edit

Storyline

John Skillpa, a quiet bank clerk living in tiny Peacock, Nebraska, prefers to live an invisible life. This might have to do with John's secret: he has another personality no one knows about, a woman who each morning does his chores and cooks him breakfast before he starts his day. Then, in a moment, everything changes... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If he only knew what she was doing.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le secret de Peacock  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sally Menke's final editing project. See more »

Goofs

The preferred cigarette smoked during the movie by Maggie was Scorl in the red pack (at around 20 mins), however upon close examination with the various smokers including Maggie, most of the cigarette's have a distinctive black eagle near the filter which is trade mark for the company American Spirit which was founded in 1981. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mother: [in overlapping voices and moods like memories] I'm doing this because I love you. John. You know what happens... I warned you. I warned you, John. This is what you'll turn into. I warned you. Don't talk to anyone. Why would you keep things from me! Look at me. Look at me, John. Look at me. John! Don't look at me unless I tell you to. You ruined it. Don't talk to anyone. Don't talk to anyone. Don't you keep things from me! I'm doing this because I love you. Don't move a muscle ...
[...]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cillian Murphy gives an amazing performance--why has no one noticed?
23 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film itself probably doesn't rate more than 3.5 stars because the plot of "Peacock" strains credibility a bit, but not nearly as much as it might have without Cillian Murphy's fantastic 5-star performance. In this film, he proves himself an actor with great scope and depth.

We learn at the outset (thus no spoiler here) that Murphis playing two characters, alternatively adopting the personality of an obviously dysfunctional young man during workaday hours as a bank file clerk--with a notable performance by Bill Pullman as his supervisor--and then transforming into his mysterious female counterpart, each living separate but connected lives in the same house. I'll say no more about the plot other than that it's a very original story, with appropriate nods to a few classics.

This is no "Tootsie" or "Some Like It Hot" cross-dressing story. This film and Murphy's performance are equally compelling and memorable. See it.


33 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
MAJOR plot hole.... StonedRose
End of the movie - Emma or John? clmspartan
Explanation of Peacock kaijunexus
is the script still available anywhere? skeletor1288-1
why shave the eyebrows? taroko
How they do not know its him. arachobia
Discuss Peacock (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?