• The Journey (2017)

The Journey

Release Date: June 16th, 2017

PG-13 |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Ian Paisley, a staunch evangelical Protestant and advocate for Northern Ireland, and Martin McGuinness, a former leader of the IRA are forced to ride in a car together. Will their proximity help in the quest for peace?

Cast: Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore, John Hurt, Toby Stephens, Catherine McCormack, Ian McElhinney, Ian Beattie

Director: Nick Hamm

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Tempo Productions Limited, Greenroom Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

  • 58
    Paste Magazine

    A well-acted, well-reasoned two-hander that struggles to swerve around the contrivances of the genre. show more

  • 50
    Neil YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    Mainly of interest for the latest impressive turn from British national treasure Timothy Spall — snorting and blustering his way through the plum role of Protestant uber-firebrand Ian Paisley — deficiencies in script and direction render the vehicle less than road-worthy. show more

  • 70
    Lee MarshallScreen International

    Although it breaks no new ground, there’s heart, humour, charm and even a little healthy mischief in a film that re-imagines the rapprochement between the two former foes. show more

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