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The Long Good Friday Reviews

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March 27, 2018
The film lingers in the mind as an exposure of one man's illusions about himself and his world. Reality intrudes upon him like the hands around someone's neck.
June 23, 2015
The simple, almost Shakespearean moral is that nefarious deeds breed a climate of contempt, and that any success will always be tainted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 21, 2015
Sheer brilliance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 18, 2015
Both an explosively violent thriller and a sharp evocation of the enterprise culture of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 18, 2015
Hoskins' bullish, black-comic Napoleonism makes this movie: pugnacious, sentimental, a cockney Cagney.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 15, 2015
Has a shaky, peculiarly British charm that still makes it irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
May 7, 2015
Although The Long Good Friday is firmly rooted in a very different era -- early 1980s Britain is another country entirely -- the film still feels fresh and uncompromisingly tough.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 1, 2014
A conventional Brit thriller that's moderately entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 29, 2010
The screw-turning plot is great fodder for Hoskins and Mirren, who expertly calibrate their stressed-out character arcs. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 19, 2008
In many respects a conventional thriller set in London's underworld, The Long Good Friday is much more densely plotted and intelligently scripted than most such yarns.
September 20, 2007
Its representation of Christ's modern-day doppelganger as a grubby little crimelord is certainly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 6, 2006
John Mackenzie directs this cornerstone of the British gangster genre with a minimum of flash and a dash of grim realism.
November 6, 2005
Explosive and original.
| Original Score: 5/5
June 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
I have rarely seen a movie character so completely alive. Shand is an evil, cruel, sadistic man. But he's a mass of contradictions, and there are times when we understand him so completely we almost feel affectionate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 30, 2004
Though its plot contains much that's new, The Long Good Friday is a swift, sharp-edged gangster story in a classic mold.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
March 19, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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