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Belfast (2021)

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Critic Consensus: A deeply personal project for writer-director Kenneth Branagh, Belfast transcends its narrative deficits with powerful performances and directorial craft.

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BELFAST is a movie straight from Branagh's own experience. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain.

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Kenneth Branagh's unabashedly feelgood memoir of growing up in Belfast as the Troubles erupted in the late 1960s suffers from a problem of perspective.

January 22, 2022 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I loved it.

January 21, 2022 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The film is manipulative, and sentimental, and it does sometimes feel derivative... But it is also sincere, affectionate, involving and presses its buttons so deftly I welled up exactly as I was supposed to. At least three times.

January 21, 2022 | Full Review…

A twinkly-eyed childhood memoir - and rigorously fashioned to be an Oscar frontrunner.

January 20, 2022 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A syrupy memoir offering little insight into a turbulent time.

January 20, 2022 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It lights up the dark, the way even now a fill-um can.

January 20, 2022 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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