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Tyrannosaur (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 October 2011 (Ireland)
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Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker.

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Archie Lal ...
Post Office Cashier
Jag Sanghera ...
Gurav
Mike Fearnley ...
Dan
Paul Conway ...
Terry
Lee Rufford ...
Paul
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Samuel
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Kelly
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Bod
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Robin Butler ...
Jack
Sally Carman ...
Marie
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Tommy
Fiona Carnegie ...
Woman in Shop
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The story of Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil, a chance at redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating consequences to both of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Tiranossauro  »

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$804 (USA) (18 November 2011)

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$22,088 (USA) (9 March 2012)
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In the early bar scene where Joseph is sitting alone talking to himself, the voice off screen saying, "Are you all right, Joseph?" belongs to director Paddy Considine, who said he was so taken in by Peter Mullan's performance that the question was totally spontaneous. See more »

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Hannah: I prayed for you last night.
Joseph: Yeah, well, it didn't fucking work.
Hannah: I think it did.
Joseph: Don't think he heard you, love.
Hannah: Why did you come here?
Joseph: I was just passing.
Hannah: There must be a reason. Do you want God to forgive you for something?
Joseph: I don't want anything from that fuck.
Hannah: God loves you.
Joseph: Does he now?
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This film knocked me for six. Stunning
26 November 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

2011 hasn't been a great year for movies. In fact I'm struggling to think of a film that has blown me away but just as you start lose faith a film comes along that knocks you bandy. Tyrannosaur is that film.

This is a grim film. Grim in every way but where there is despair there is always a chink of light and Tyrannosaur is all about that little chink of light.

Joseph is an angry man . A very angry man. A man who's life is not good. When he's life is at it's worst he accidentally comes across a good Samaritan in Hannah who see's the good in people yet in reality is having a far worse time than Joseph.

I have to say that the performance of Olivia Colman has to be the best i have seen by any actor this year. A quite stunning portrayal of a battered woman who has nothing good in her life yet always has a smile for someone. Peter Mullan is fantastic also and it goes without saying that Eddie Marsden is brilliant.

Writer and director Paddy Constantine should be proud of what he has done here and i cant recommend this film highly enough and if this does not pick up awards in the new year then there is no justice.


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