Starred Up 2014

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David Mackenzie?s ?Starred Up? stars Jack O?Connell as a troubled and explosively violent teenager transferred to adult prison where he finally meets his match ? a man who also happens to be his father

Starring:
Jack O'Connell,Rupert Friend
Runtime:
1 hour, 45 minutes

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Starred Up

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director David MacKenzie
Starring Jack O'Connell, Rupert Friend
Supporting actors Ben Mendelsohn, Peter Ferdinando, Sam Spruell, Sian Breckin
Studio 20th Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By STEVENSEAGALFAN on 21 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is a very good British Film, with some brutal scenes. The film is based in a adult prison and when Eric(Jack O'Connell) is sent to prison, this is where he finds his dad who has been there that long he runs one of the prisons wings, and as a long term prisoner he knows how bad prison life can be.

The farther who is trying to help his son and teach him the laws of prison life, but the son who has a chip on his shoulder and finds it hard to listen to his advice. This is your typical British drama it tells you how it is. This film should be shown to young offenders it might make them think twice before committing crime again, I know I would not want to end up in a place like this. There is a brilliant ending which moved me, for that there is hope between parents and there children. A very good film which surprised me.

***FEATURES BELOW***

Starred UP Featurette
Film 4 Channel interview with Jack O'Connell
- and David Mackenzie
Behind The Scenes
Cast and Crew
Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray contains UV copy
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Fred Flintstone on 9 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
Films set in or around prison are a favourite of mine, and some of the best films and tv drama series ever made can be included in this category e.g. Shawshank Redemption, Oz, A Prophet, Escape From Alcatraz, Scum..
I found Starred Up to be in no less impressive. It's an intense, gritty and powerful film with some amazing performances.
The story revolves around Eric (Jack O'Connell) being transferred to an adult prison at the age of 19 - two years prematurely. It's clear from early on that this guy has some serious deep rooted problems that go beyond just trying to hold your own in a brutal world of predators and prey. Bristling with attitude and pent up rage, he respects no-one, and wastes no time getting under the skin of fellow prisoners and guards alike. Inevitably his outbursts soon draw the attention of the wings' more 'influential' figures, one of whom happens to be Eric's own father, Nev (Ben Mendelsohn), who despite having effectively abandoned Eric as a young child due to his own incarceration, still manages to retain 'some' control and influence over his son where all others fail. Yet even this restraint slips after awhile, and it's left to the well meaning if slightly out of his depth prison social worker to attempt to connect with Eric and save him from himself.
Initially I found myself hating O'Connell's portrayal of Eric - he's basically a cocky, mouthy little sh*t with a bad attitude and a powder keg temper - but as the layers are peeled back, you start to understand the nature of the behaviour, and feel at least an affinity for the guy.
My favourite character was Nev. At his core he loves his son, but he cannot express it and they cannot connect.
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I am not a fan of prison life.on the movie screen. I had been put off seeing this movie for quite some time as felt.. well maybe too much violence and the rest. BUT.. when I started watching, i was mesmerized by the performances. I didnt know until after the film, who was acting.
Then I checked IMDB and blah blah thought a 7.5, worth watching - even if it was simple violence, or so I thought.
We were taken on a journey where a young troubled in life teen, escalated through the prison system too early, with nothing but violence as a way of communicating. Then the story started to escalate where his own father was one of the "big men" in prison for life. It showed the privileges and the prison community life as no no normal person would see it.

It slowly unfolded throughout the course of the film, where you could understand the young neglected young man and his violent tendencies towards anyone in authority.

I was hypnotized by Eric Love (Jack O'connor) By in his character and also his Father,Neville Love (Ben mendelsohn, from animal Kingdom) and of course Rupert frind (Qinn in homeland)

So from a young fresh upstart with a death wish, resembling charles bronson our British bad boy. The story folds out like a tree with branches that reveal the real reasons why he is, the person he is and his real success which makes him the to the top of the food chain. .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SophieT on 22 Oct. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
was apprehensive about getting this film as I Wasn't too sure that I was going to like it! But my god, it's such a good film, really gives you an insight and perspective of crime and prison!🙏
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on 30 July 2014
Format: DVD
Young Eric (Jack O'Connell) is transferred to an adult prison. He is not new to the prison scene and knows what to do to protect himself. There are elements within the prison that want to see Eric succeed and leave, while there are other elements that are not on his side. His estranged father Neville (Ben Mendelsohn) is also there. Neville is a harden criminal who wants to suddenly be a father and see his son succeed against the odds

About an hour into the film, the phrase "Starred Up" is explained. The film is a gritty jail film which includes the usual violence but goes easy on the back door stuff. It was interesting to watch Eric as he was always full of surprises.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. Male nudity (Jack O' Connell)
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