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
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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9 of 10 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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6 of 8 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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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ward on 25 July 2014
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Brilliantly cast and one of the grittiest films I've seen in a long while. This is what cinema should be about. No holds barred and raw. An excellent film by David Mackenzie. Jack O'Connell is a gifted star. More please!
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Datta on 29 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Starred up shows British film making of the highest quality. It is a dark, gritty, powerful and compelling piece of film making. It tells the story of a young and volatile offender Eric Love. He has been transferred to an adult prison, notorious for prisoning dangerous criminals. He acquaints with his father, who is serving a long term period in prison. Can a bonding be developed despite an unhappy history between the characters? There are testing and emotional scenes between the characters. Eric's character is engaging, as we try to understand the struggles and hardships the character experienced in life. The character volatile behaviour can be uncontrollable, as he struggles to interact with other inmates and viscously attacks. Can he learn to control his anger? Can he survive in the prison? Starred is well directed. It is atmospheric, as it recreates the life in a prison of dealing with dangerous prisoners. It is well directed and very well acted from the cast. The characters and very well written storyline deserve strong praise. The film contains plenty of swearing and violence scenes, thus prompting an 18 certificate. It shows film making of a high professional level. If you are into gritty dramas, then I would recommend Starred Up. The film straight away grabbed my attention, the moment it started.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Sharp on 18 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
Jack O'Connell is a superbly intense actor and this is rightly being described as the "new Scum". O'Connell reminds me a lot of Ray Winstone but I wonder if he has the range of the older man.
In Starred Up, Jack plays a young tearaway who - because of his violence in other institutions - is moved to an adult prison. There, he continues to cause trouble and the unexpected presence of his father - a hard man and enforcer on the wing - does little to calm his temper.
Well worth watching with some great performances.
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Raw and thought provoking. Fab actors. I'd like a follow up.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Markscrappy on 2 April 2014
Format: DVD
This is a very violent and gritty prison drama in which the acting by the main cast is very good indeed. Jack O'Connell is superb in the main role as the very troubled young offender transferred to an adult prison and has to deal with his new surroundings and unpleasant inmates. A very well made low budget film - yes you can pick a few holes in the prison procedures but nonetheless feels realistic. Feels almost like a semi documentary style film to the viewer but I would recommend this film highly. Quite gripping stuff at times and certainly holds your attention for the duration of the film. Not quite in the same league as Scum, but close.
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By jonathan lewis on 17 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
Brilliant British drama at its best
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