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The Long Good Friday Reviews

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 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
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.
February 9, 2006
The admittedly well-constructed set pieces are all too often diminished in effect by the uninspired camera-work.
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.
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April 17, 2001
A touchstone for many of the sub-standard gangster films Britain mercilessly churns out today, The Long Good Friday is classy fare and superior viewing to its modern counterparts in every way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5