Universal Pictures | Release Date: December 29, 1993
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Generally favorable reviews based on 76 Ratings
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SpangleDec 8, 2013
Really good film. The shocking true story of Gerry Conlon and his friends is presented with shocking beauty and power with fabolous acting from the entire cast, especially Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, and Pete Postelthwaite. Really wellReally good film. The shocking true story of Gerry Conlon and his friends is presented with shocking beauty and power with fabolous acting from the entire cast, especially Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, and Pete Postelthwaite. Really well done all around. Expand
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MovieGuysFeb 6, 2014
In The Name of the Father is a harrowing tale that shows how corrupt government officials can pin any crime on pretty much any person, but eventually will pay the price. Daniel Day-Lewis and Pete Postlethwaite's survival are the central storyIn The Name of the Father is a harrowing tale that shows how corrupt government officials can pin any crime on pretty much any person, but eventually will pay the price. Daniel Day-Lewis and Pete Postlethwaite's survival are the central story with many sub-plots that eventually come together to create a cohesive whole of a film. Expand
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DirigiblePulpApr 22, 2017
Eminently watchable, with great performances and full of righteous anger. It suffers from some of the problems that many historical pictures tend to; namely a lack of focus and coherence in service of plot elements that leads to not alwaysEminently watchable, with great performances and full of righteous anger. It suffers from some of the problems that many historical pictures tend to; namely a lack of focus and coherence in service of plot elements that leads to not always understanding the significance of certain scenes and character actions (especially the years in prison with Gerry teaming up with and then turning on an actual IRA terrorist). But this is minor, really, in the grand scheme of its storytelling prowess. Expand
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RegOzApr 5, 2012
What is there not to love about this movie? Powerful, profound, touching,and beautifully scripted, you can't miss it! Experience yourself the beauty of this masterpiece! I love it so much! I own the dvd!
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MIraqiOct 2, 2010
Daniel Day-Lewis , Emma Thompson and Jim Sheridan were really fantastic in this important film...
I can see this film every week.......thanks to the producer.
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Apoorv_022Feb 10, 2014
Harrowing and Devastating picture about the truth.Daniel Day Lewis leads an awesome cast and Jim Sheridan's work is nothing short of spectacular.One to remember.
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RachuJan 9, 2015
just a brilliant biographical movie with superb performances from almost Daniel Day-Lewis , Emma Thompson etc. One of Jim Sheridan's best movie. Remarkable
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