Mostly known for "the big reveal," which is kind of a shame, since there are quite a few different intriguing elements in Neil Jordan's mediation on sexual politics. Also, is there a more quietly effective actor than Stephen Rea? Not many other actors can be both understated and ...
The Crying Game
In this successful psychological thriller, a reluctant agent of the Irish Republican Army discovers that some people just aren't who you expect them to be. Fergus (Stephen Rea) is an IRA "volunteer" w... read more
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July 27, 2012
January 31, 2012
Two different things fused together that you wouldn't think would fit make a film that evokes the troublesome violence of war, the bonds of friendship which cannot be diminished by political loyalties, and the nuanced differences of love and sex. The political atmosphere of the f...
August 27, 2011fb619846742
A well-constructed though massively over-rated thriller about an IRA "volunteer" (Stephen Rea) who starts a relationship with a striking female (Jaye Davidson) who is the girlfriend of a hostage (Forest Whitaker) he once looked over and shared a special bond with. It gets major b...
July 4, 2010
This incredibly underated British drama
June 27, 2010
Before starting my review of The Crying Game I must let you know that if you know the big plot twist in the film it isnâ??t a major turning point in the film and doesnâ??t take away from the overall experience. If you donâ??t know the twist, then forget I said anything.
June 14, 2010
An excellent and stellar piece of work. I'm bummed Stephen Rea didn't get too many more offers for more lead roles...he's fantastic.
December 31, 2009
A thoroughly enjoyable Romantic Thriller with a difference. It?s a little disappointing that most people know the catch to this film, however if you?re one of those people who don?t know, watch before you find out.
This really is a story of two parts, the first setting the in...
September 24, 2009
A stunning film, one of my favourites of all time. People seem to have problems with the 'Secret' and badmouth it thanks to it being profusely spoofed by inferior comedies looking for a cheap laugh. If you have yet to see it, please watch it soon and without bias, it?s an absolut...
September 29, 2007
Builded way too much around it's plot twist to make this stand as nothing more than a novelty of it's time.
August 15, 2007
i made a promise to my friends that my reviews weren't gonna be that long, so i'll try to make it quick...The Crying Game, a great movie from director Neil Jordan (Interview With The Vampire, Breakfast on Pluto)...it's a great mixture of drama, thriller and romance that takes ove...