• Bloody Sunday (2002)

Bloody Sunday

Release Date: October 4th, 2002

DVD Release Date: April 22nd, 2003

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

On January 30, 1972, in the Northern Irish town of Derry, a peaceful protest march led by civil rights activist Ivan Cooper (James Nesbitt) turned into a slaughter. British soldiers suddenly opened fire on the defenseless crowd, killing 13 people and wounding 14 more. Shot as if a documentary, this film follows Ivan throughout the day as it chronicles the events leading up to the horrific incident and the bloodied, confused aftermath that followed.

Cast: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Gerard McSorley, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Allan Gildea, Gerard Crossan, Mary Moulds

Director: Paul Greengrass

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Hell's Kitchen Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Tense, Fall, 1970s, Soldier, Rivalry, Revenge, Gripping, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    A great achievement: tense and passionate, a film that one feels not just emotionally but also physically. show more

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A bracing, unblinking work that serves as a painful elegy and sobering cautionary tale. show more

  • 100
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    By re-imagining a pivotal, terrible 24 hours, Greengrass has made a must-see film that is timely - and timeless. show more

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