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
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 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, remains a sufficiently dominating force to be able to exhert 'some' control and influence on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ainemm1974 on 26 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
Jack O'Connell is absolutely amazing as Eric Love. His style of acting, his believability and rawness remind me of Tom Hardy in the early days. Just brilliant!
As for the movie, very well thought about - certainly NOT tired despite the genre being overdone. This is believe is one of the best British movies in years and will hopefully put Jack O'Connell on the big leagues map.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rob Williams on 23 July 2014
Format: DVD
19 year old Eric (Jack O'Connell) is starred up, temporarily transferred from a Youth Offenders institution to the same adult Prison facilities as his estranged Father, here his explosive violent behavior with both the Prison authorities and fellow dangerous inmates gains him enemies, and pushes his frail relationship with his Father to boiling point

Tough, realistic,brutal and uncompromising, this is a Prison drama as it is, no bells and whistles, no hope for redemption, men who are confined for violent crime and very little sign of conforming to the world outside. Excellent performance from O'Connell as the ticking time bomb that is Eric and also Ben Mendelsohn as his Father, more wizened but equally psychotic.

Bleak, a film that offers no answers, but a fine piece of prison drama.
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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 TOP 500 REVIEWER 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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By Ben on 16 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
This movie was an ok rent, but never really amounting to much. Even though my first language IS English I found it hard to understand some of the cockney lingo used. Acting was average at best. There were too many talking scenes aimed at character and relationship development that made the film drag and never actually succeeded in developing anything much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By abi.s on 25 Oct 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Great film , next best thing to scum! Worth the price and more!
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This film was well acted and quiet intense at times. However, I couldn't help feel there was alot of unnecessary violence just to shock and u felt the story line was a tad weak and unclear.
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