Shadow Dancer Movie Reviews

Shadow Dancer

Shadow Dancer

Release Date: May 31, 2013

Genre: DramaSuspense/Thriller

Rating: (R)

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  • 4
    Clive Owen is an almost too-obvious choice for the part of an M-15 agent who very matter-of-factly tells an Irish terrorist in James Marsh’s new film that she can either spend her life in jail or work for him as a double agent. There’s something just naturally intellectual and sinister about Owen, yet he’s always cast as someone who extracts from others what they don’t want to do. Why is he so convincing to the reluctant?
    A plot to bomb London is foiled in 1993. The suspected bomber, Collette, is told she will either spend 25 years in jail or she will have to work for the M-15 agent Mac (Owen) as a double agent who spies on her own family. Her family has a long history of anti-British sentiment and activity given that her younger brother was killed by the British in 1973 during a bloody shootout.
    Collette chooses to spy on her family, but naturally her loyalties are torn, especially when she’s put to the test by Mac by becoming embroiled in an assassination plot against a Northern Irish official. The movie soon becomes an exposition on a family that suspects its members of plotting with its sworn enemies.
    The movie works well for the most part, though some may find it a bit slow paced until the inevitable car bombs, gun shots, and street massacres begin to unfold. More than anything, it gives a lucid portrayal on one of the most contentious (and unresolved) political battles of modern times.
  • 4
    I enjoyed watching this film and I think it is worth seeing in the theaters, however i did find myself guessing what the actors were saying because of a thick Irish accent, I wish there were subtitles. This film demands patience and concentration but it is definitely worth the effort. I thought the film was very well crafted and the performances were amazing, I was very impressed. The film is very powerful and effective and it depicts the situation in Northern Ireland in a way unlike any other film I have seen.
  • 4
    The film is set in 1990 Belfast and it is about a woman who has to betray everything that she believes in for sake of her son, the film is directed by James Marsh and stars Clive Owen, Gillian Anderson and Andrea Riseborough. I loved this film and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. The film is very interesting and suspenseful and I loved the way the story was told and the story itself. This film is a bout terrorism and it is told in a very different way that is actually relatable and compelling. It is a brilliant thriller that is perfectly paced and nicely shot, I really do not have any complains about this film. Andrea Riseborough is absolutely wonderful and I was really impressed by this actress. Overall it is a great film and I suggest you see it.

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