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The Long Good Friday Reviews

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February 9, 2006
The admittedly well-constructed set pieces are all too often diminished in effect by the uninspired camera-work.
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.
January 15, 2003
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
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
November 7, 2002
British crime-drama pivots on Bob Hoskins' great performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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
November 6, 2005
Explosive and original.
| Original Score: 5/5
April 6, 2006
John Mackenzie directs this cornerstone of the British gangster genre with a minimum of flash and a dash of grim realism.
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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 15, 2015
Has a shaky, peculiarly British charm that still makes it irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
January 1, 2000
The Long Good Friday boasts a smart, streetwise script by Barrie Keefe to go along with a handful of incendiary performances.
Read More | Original Score: 86/100
March 5, 2002
Hoskins sometimes manages to elevate the picture's generally diffuse drama to Shakespearean levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2014
A conventional Brit thriller that's moderately entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 17, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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