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Release Date: November 18th, 2011

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2012

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
An angry, violent alcoholic (Peter Mullan) finds respite with a devout woman (Olivia Colman) whose husband abuses her.

Cast: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Ned Dennehy, Sally Carman, Samuel Bottomley, Paul Popplewell, Sian Breckin

Director: Paddy Considine

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warp X, Inflammable Films

Distributors: Strand Releasing

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This isn't the kind of movie that even has hope enough to contain a message. There is no message, only the reality of these wounded personalities. show more

  • No walk in the park, Tyrannosaur is a character study steeped in the British (and Irish) tradition of social realism, and the experience of watching this skillfully made film is, well, exhausting. show more

  • The grim drama is undeniably punishing, but Considine's screenplay laces in moments of warm human contact that puncture the harshness like delicate grace notes. show more

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Winner Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)