Down 1,564 this week

Common (2014)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  6 July 2014 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 280 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent bystander to accessory to premeditated murder after giving a few friends a lift.



0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 443 titles
created 19 Jul 2013
a list of 662 titles
created 6 months ago
a list of 18 titles
created 4 months ago
a list of 40 titles
created 4 months ago
a list of 32 titles
created 2 weeks ago

Related Items

Search for "Common" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Common (TV Movie 2014)

Common (TV Movie 2014) on IMDb 7.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Common.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Common (2013)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Agnes, a widowed church organist, has her lonely, patterned existence threatened when someone from her past comes back into her life.

Director: Nicholas Campbell
Stars: Peggy Dunne, Rae Latt, Henry LeBlanc
Common (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After receiving the news of a childhood friends recent marriage, Jack, a successful college graduate reunites with John, an unemployed underachiever, and the pair set out on a humorous road... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy K. Fiest
Stars: John Robert Johnson, Jordan Gray, Micah Mertes
The Honourable Woman (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Centers on Nessa Stein, a woman who inherits her father's arms business and finds herself in a international maelstrom when as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea, Lubna Azabal
Deadtime (2013)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A daughter's discovery of her fathers heinous criminal organization thrusts her into a dark world, fighting for her life against hit men assigned to silence her. Against such assassins, her only hope rests on a chance encounter.

Director: Rody Claude
Stars: Rody Claude, Kenny Low, Jessica Hegarty
My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series 2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after ... See full summary »

Stars: Jodie Comer, Ciara Baxendale, Dan Cohen
Cardboard Boy (2014)
Short | Drama

Jamie, after his older brother passes away, makes a cardboard doll of him in an attempt to deal with it in his own way.

Directors: Andrew Ellis, Jamie Shelton
Stars: Nico Mirallegro, Katherine Dow Blyton, Charlotte Tyree
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

November 1985, and the troubled streets of Belfast are torn up by rioting yet again. In amongst the angry mob, we find nine year old Tommy, nonchalantly dribbling a ball through the ... See full summary »

Director: James Erskine
Stars: Conleth Hill, John Hannah, Nico Mirallegro
Murdered by My Boyfriend (TV Movie 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

At a party teen-ager Ashley meets the older Reece, whom she finds handsome and charming with the ability to make her feel special. They start dating and, whilst it is apparent that he is ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Andrew Williams
Stars: Georgina Campbell, Royce Pierreson, Cassie Bancroft
Tiny Ruins: Carriages (Video 2014)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Lucy Luscombe
Stars: Chiraz Aich, Andrew Buckley, Reginald Edwards
Cold Comfort (2014)
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Robert McKillop
Stars: Joy McBrinn, Leila Mimmack, Nico Mirallegro
Crime | Drama

The character Billy is played out in two very different ways, this unique film follows Billy through various scenarios good and bad

Director: Peter Pedrero
Stars: Ricky Whittle, Nico Mirallegro, Frank Harper
Common (2014)
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

We're a long way from Centre Court in this macabre fairytale, in which a date on Wimbledon Common takes a deadly turn.

Director: Kieron Jansch
Stars: Greg Barnett, David Stock, Maja Szymczyk


Credited cast:
Coleen O'Shea
Johnjo O'Shea
Tommy Ward
Peter O'Shea
Margaret Ward
DC Jane Pearson
DI Hastings
Police Officer (as Brian William Woodward)
Tanya Moodie ...
Jennifer Fielding
Patrick O'Shea
Andrew Ellis ...
Kieran Gillespie
Finn Atkins ...
Karen O'Shea


Young Johnjo O'Shea drives his cousin Tony and two friends to a takeaway, unaware that they intend to beat up another youth. In the fracas one of the trio, psycho Kieran Gillespie, stabs to death innocent bystander Thomas Hughes and threatens Johnjo not to go to the police. However Johnjo voluntarily gives a statement to DI Hastings but finds himself remanded in custody despite being guiltless of any crime. Under an ancient legal process known as Joint Enterprise which holds that any accomplice was aware of malicious intent he stands trial with the others. His lawyer puts up an excellent case for him but the judge feels unable to oppose Joint Enterprise and, although only Gillespie gets life, the other boys are forced to plead guilty to GBH and get five years. Parallel to the O'Sheas' plight is the reaction of Thomas's estranged parents, especially his mother Margaret, who ultimately feels a kinship with Johnjo's mother after receiving a letter of apology from the boy. As the credits ... Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama





Release Date:

6 July 2014 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Worth the time.

While lacking some back story and giving a few "where did that come from?" moments, overall "Common" is a consuming piece of drama. I was sucked in the moment I started watching. The moral and legal implications of the actions portrayed brings several issues to the fore. However, some of the video clips at the very end are, in my opinion, preachy. They could take away from the viewer's ability to make up their own mind about the law as it stands.

Still, as a production, the direction was confident, the cinematography was sublime and the acting, especially that of the two female leads was nothing less than award-worthy.

Highly recommended.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
soundtrack houseymousey
Joint enterprise law bizhop2
Based on a true story... kobrakai75
hasn't this been done before? wisecracker72
Andrew P Ellis david-cummins1
Discuss Common (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: