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Starred Up 2014

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, Gilly Gilchrist
Runtime:
1 hour, 45 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director David Mackenzie
Starring Jack O'Connell, Gilly Gilchrist
Supporting actors Frederick Schmidt, Edna Caskey, Darren Hart, Raphael Sowole, Duncan Airlie James, Anthony Welsh, David Ajala, Jerome Bailey, Basil Abdul-Latif, Ben Mendelsohn, Matt Faris, Aisha Walters, Sam Spruell, David Avery, Tommy McDonnell, James Doran, Ian Beattie, C.C. Smiff
Studio 20th Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Starred up is a hard hitting British prison drama I haven't seen scum so I can't compare between the two movies but Jack O' Connell delivers a excellent performance as Eric a troubled youth getting moved to adult prison life isn't all that easy for Eric and has to be taught how to survive the brutal side of adult prison life of course the movie is not for everyone with it's strong language and violence but if you don't mind that and want to watch a good British prison movie starred up is definitely for you
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By Mr. R. W. Graham VINE VOICE on 18 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
Eric is a young offender moving up to an adult prison for the first time. He finds his father running the wings and has to learn how to survive one of Britain's toughest prisons. Superb performances from an upcoming British cast. Brutal and coming across like a modern day version of British film Scum, this has to be up there with the all time great prison movies. Jack O'Connell is a name to watch.
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I found this a honest but raw film. I have no experience or what so ever of the life within a adult prison, but I can imagine it is like in the movie. Jack O'Donnell plays a good role as Eric, who wants his place between the adult inmates, but sometimes is a frightened boy of just 19 years in the wrong place to be!
Good British movie. Good acting!
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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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Great film , next best thing to scum! Worth the price and more!
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I used to work in a prison so I was very interested in this film. It is actually a fair reflection of what used to happen in jails. Not so much now. Obviously the boundaries of truth are stretched a bit to make it interesting.
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Excellent. Very real feel, use of language, events & cinematography closest to the real deal. Believable storyline, though level of corruption taken with pinch of salt! All round enjoyable film for open minded adults.
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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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