Some Mother's Son

1996, Movie, R, 112 mins

Some Mother's Son
Written and directed by Terry George, who scripted IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, this weepy piece of agitprop is undeniably powerful, despite its one-sided point of view and nationalist ardor. Its success is largely the result of a predictably smart and eloquent lead performance from Helen Mirren, playing the mother of an Irish hunger striker following Bobby Sands on his fatal 1981 protest. It's a fabulous, sad story, but George, like his countrymen Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan, reduce it to unambiguous pieties and hand-wringing. If the Troubles were this clear-cut, they'd have been worked out a century ago. You know the drill: The British are all raving demons; the ...
Released: 1996 Rated: R Length: 112 mins

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