• '71 (2015)

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Release Date: February 27th, 2015

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

A young British soldier (Jack O'Connell) must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.

Cast: Jack O'Connell, Paul Anderson, Sean Harris, Richard Dormer, Barry Keoghan, Martin McCann, Charlie Murphy, Sam Reid

Director: Yann Demange

Genres: Thriller, Action

Production Co: Warp Films, Crab Apple Films

Keywords: 1970s, Suspenseful, Escape

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Swift and exciting, with no taste for the usual war movie heroics, first-time feature film director Yann Demange's film belongs on a short list of immersive, rattling, authentic fictions right next door to the fact of survival inside a war zone. show more

  • 90
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    This outstanding, muscular feature debut for French-born, British-based director Yann Demange almost never puts a foot wrong, from the softly underplayed performances to the splendidly speckled cinematography and fine-grained period detailing. show more

  • 88
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    Frame by frame, ’71 is one of those intense war thrillers where you know it’s fiction, you know it’s not a documentary, and yet every performance and every conflict feels true to the history and the events of the time. show more

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Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)