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Skellig: The Owl Man (2009)

Skellig (original title)
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After moving with his family into a new home, a boy discovers a bird-like man living in the old garage on their property.

Director:

Annabel Jankel (as AJ Jankel)

Writers:

David Almond (book), Irena Brignull (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Roth ... Skellig
Kelly Macdonald ... Louise
Bill Milner ... Michael
John Simm ... Dave
Skye Bennett ... Mina
Jermaine Allen Jermaine Allen ... Leakey
Eros Vlahos ... Coot
Edna Doré Edna Doré ... Grace (as Edna Dore)
Alexander Armstrong ... Mr Hunt
Navin Chowdhry ... Mr Watson
Nickie Rainsford Nickie Rainsford ... Mina's Mother
Tameka Empson Tameka Empson ... Nurse 1
Lisa Zahra Lisa Zahra ... Nurse 2
Keiron Self ... Suited Man
Queenie Wren Dempsey Queenie Wren Dempsey ... Baby Grace
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Unatheletic pre-teen schoolboy Michael is dragged to a new home in the countryside by his father Dave. Fitting in with new classmates is hard, but Michael bonds with protective jock Leakey and a fellow nerd nature lover. In a garden shed he discovers a strange, weak man with owl wings, who becomes a friend whom he helps regain strength and evacuates him to a tree house when father burns down the shed. Learning the 'owl man' is a rundown force of nature, Michael hopes he can help his baby sister's probably fatal medical condition. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some peril and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Skellig: The Owl Man See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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(at around 12 mins) Louise drops on the floor flower in pot along with her mobile. A few seconds later the mobile is on top of box again. See more »

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You Get What You Give
Composed by The New Radicals
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Not as good as the Book
30 July 2015 | by jacobtinsdaleSee all my reviews

The highlight of Skellig was Tim Roth's acting. I feel that the film was just not really that great at all, just not as good as the Book by David Almond. Sure, It was close enough to the book in areas, but it just sort of failed for me.

It almost seems sad that an actor like Tim Roth is in this, as he could do (and has done) so much better, and in better films. The other actors were 'meh' and just didn't seem to act very well. But what do you expect from a TV movie that everyone forgets about?

But other people seemed to enjoy it, so I guess that most people liked it better than I did.

Final Review: 5 / 10


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