I watched this movie on a plane just because I had been living in Northern Ireland for a year and I wanted to listen to the accent (I have a thing for accents) but I was not expecting to like it. In fact I was expecting to watch five minutes of it, satisfy my accent cravings and switch to something else but that didn’t happen.
The movie is about a man who infiltrates into the IRA but is actually working for the British police. He will try to save lives by risking his and his family’s only to find disappointment in both sides of the conflict. It is not an easy movie. There is a lot of violence and tension and you know that nothing good can come out of it. The worse part is that it is based on a true story so you can not just dismiss it all as some moviemaker’s imagination.
I obviously knew about the IRA but I had never really thought about what the troubles had been like. The movie certainly gives you a clear picture. It was also how I discovered Jim Sturgess who does a lovely job in it. Not a movie to take lightly because it will you up but definitely worth watching, specially if you like thrillers.