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Donnybrook is a movie starring Michael Agee, Adam Bartley, and Jamie Bell. Two men prepare to compete in a legendary bare-knuckle fight where the winner gets a $100,000 prize.

Other Titles
Below the Belt: Brawl at Donnybrook, Quien quede en pie, Donnybrook - Luta pela redenção
Running Time
1 hours 41 minutes
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Drama, Thriller
Tim Sutton
Tim Sutton, Frank Bill
Jamie Bell, Adam Bartley, Chris Browning, Michael Agee
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English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
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Two men prepare to compete in a legendary bare-knuckle fight where the winner gets a $100,000 prize.

Comments about drama «Donnybrook» (23)

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Ann A.

At first I was expecting something a bit more familiar with I think two main characters but I actually like this one more. First the story is pretty good (no major twists, as some reviewers say) and the cast do a good job. The characters are very likable. You really get to know them as you watch them, and the audience does, too. The story is a bit slow, but if you are patient you will get to see the real plot twists. The story is not as important as the characters, and you have to put your imagination to work. My favorite part was the ending of the film. I do recommend it, but it will be a long one, maybe even too long. I think it is fair to say that this is one of the best films of the year, but it might not win any Oscars, and it might not even win any of the big ones.

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Debra Garrett

I haven't seen the original "The Prancing Pony" as it's not on TV anymore, but I was familiar with the story and thought the music by Lynne Ramsay was fantastic. So I gave "The Prancing Pony" a watch, and I was pleased to discover that it was a decent film, albeit a bit old fashioned. The story is about two horses, both owned by a woman, who find themselves out of work when the local government takes over the horse racing grounds. So they try to take over the competition from another horse owner, played by Patrick McGoohan. To do this they need a carriage to transport the horses to the races, so they plan to do it themselves. To help them they hire a man called Ned, played by Patrick McGoohan, to drive them. However Ned is extremely rude to the horses, he demands that the horses have to stand on one side of the carriage, and he also needs the horses to go over the grass without the grass on their hooves. So he drives the horses, but they are becoming more and more restless and the horses break the harnesses and start to move around. Now the horses start to attack. The film is an excellent film, it's beautifully shot and well made, but the acting is sub par at best. Patrick McGoohan does a good job with his role, but the rest of the actors just do not have much to do, although John Goodman is OK, he's better than the actors playing the horses, but he's not much better than the horses themselves. Still, I have to say that "The Prancing Pony" is a pretty good film, a film that's well worth a watch, and also a film that's not nearly as bad as some reviews make it out to be.

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Catherine Bryant

I have never been to a music festival, nor am I a concert-goer. I was lucky enough to see this film when it came out in 2008. It was a decent film, but there are some flaws in the plot. That aside, the movie is well-made, well-acted, and has a great soundtrack. I would like to see the movie again, because I like this kind of thing.

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I agree with the reviewers that the ending was a bit abrupt. I don't think the film would have been as successful if it had a bit more context. I think the whole movie was more about Michael Rispoli's character's quest to get back to his own life, and his motivation to get out. I thought he was well cast, he was a good guy. I thought it was a bit too short, but still good.

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Diana P.

I just came from watching this movie. I read the other reviews before watching and was very apprehensive going into it. Well, I ended up loving it! This movie is so well made, and I really enjoyed the story line. I can't believe that it was based off of a true story. I think that the cast did a great job, and I thought the acting was really good. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good story, and wanted to see a good movie with a good story. I would also recommend this movie to any age.

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Patricia L.

You have to make some choices, you can't choose everything. The film starts out with two people driving to Chicago to visit their friends. From the looks of the trailer, it's a pretty intense experience. But when they arrive, the people they meet are fairly normal. It's only when the two of them end up at the Grosse Pointe Blank Hotel that the events really start to take shape. There are some great acting performances, and I won't spoil the ending. This is a good movie that is really well made and shot. It's not the most entertaining of movies, but it's definitely worth your time. I rate this film 7/10.

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Sharon S.

After the brilliant Pina: Unfurl my flag, a film that asks us to reconsider the significance of patriotism and then shows us how it can be used to cover up for the dishonesty of the system, this is a film that asks us to take a new look at the propaganda that has dominated the news of the last few years. It's a film about American patriotism that we can all learn from. In the movie, we see how the fans of our national football team have been fooled by the system and are willing to lie to get their man. Then, we see how our governments are using the same methods to cover up the crime that they committed. In the end, the truth is revealed and the government finally learns its lesson. When I first saw this movie, I was floored by the film's emotional quality. But, the more I think about it, the more I realize that the movie is not about patriotism, or even the patriotism that is glorified in the film, but rather about the travesty that has been perpetrated upon the American people. Yes, patriotism is an important thing, but this movie shows us how the fake patriotism that was taught to us as children is now being used by our government and by our politicians to cover up a scandal that is destroying our country.

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Terry Harrison

It's all over the place. It's this wild west of American lawlessness, where cops shoot and kill people without reason, and the people blame the police. That's it. Some people have issues with that idea. But there are so many people that have issues with it. The key thing to remember is that it's the Wild West. It's the way it's played out in the movie. The characters in the movie are all bad guys, and it's played that way. The Wild West was a totally wild place. It was wild because it was a Wild West. It was a Wild West because people just didn't do what they did in those times. It's a Wild West because it's that way today. In the Wild West, law enforcement was totally out of control. It wasn't an orderly place. It was anarchy. And it still is anarchy. The thing I liked about the movie was that there were very few people that were good, or even decent, in the movie. I don't like to say that, but I did. The villains in the movie are the most crooked people in the movie. They are horrible people. They have no morals. It's what they do. That's the thing that's good about the movie. It's not the heroes. I was completely against the hero. The hero was a bad guy that I really disliked. That's the part that made me dislike him. The villain was a good guy. He did have a reason. He was trying to do the right thing. He was trying to do what's right, and he was not one of the good guys. That's the thing that makes the movie even more disturbing. It's a Wild West. And it's the way it's played out. It's a Wild West that's full of anarchy. The movie is really well done. It's not your average action movie. There's a lot of emotion in it. It's really interesting. It's good entertainment. And it's a good movie.

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Nathan C.

Even though this movie isn't exactly original, it is still a very good thriller.The movie does have a very interesting story, and the characters have a great chemistry. The cast is great, especially the main character. Don't get me wrong, Donnybrook is a great movie, but if you are expecting something original, or a movie that will surprise you, then you will be disappointed. This movie is entertaining, and definitely worth watching. It is definitely recommended. The rating is 7.6/10.

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Janice Pena

Caught this on T.V. on a Sunday morning, and I've already watched the whole thing. Honestly, it's a pretty good film. I won't say anything about the plot, because it's pretty complex and I don't want to spoil it for anyone. In any case, if you're looking for something to entertain you for a couple of hours, this is a good choice. I'd give it a 7.4/10. That's not a very high score, but it's very good.

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Patricia F.

I had my doubts about this movie when I first heard about it. After watching it, I was not disappointed at all. I actually find it to be a much more gripping story than I originally thought. I am glad that I gave it a chance. The movie takes place in the year 2000. The story takes place in a small town in the mid-west. The characters are divided into two groups. One group is created in the previous year and the second group is created in the present. Each of the two groups are assigned a police officer. The police officer assigned to the group in the present has a great deal of problems with the two groups. He has his own problems with his partner and some of the police officers he works with. The story is very simple and I think that the story would have been more believable if it was more complex. However, I think the story is fine and the acting was very good. This is a movie that I would recommend to anyone who likes a story of two groups of people. It is the first movie of the trilogy. I think that it is a good movie, that is entertaining and that people would enjoy it.

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Lately, movies such as the aforementioned I'm With Jaden Smith have been cropping up on the scene. There have been movies that have one of the cast members leave the series (i.e. Jaden Smith's leaving 2.0) and there have been movies that have taken the characters (i.e. Jaden Smith's leaving 2.0) and adapted them for a movie. Recently, I saw "The Riches" and after seeing that, I went into this movie thinking it would be just like I expected it to be. I was surprised to see a movie that made me feel that way. The acting is good, the story is good, the story is pretty much what I expected, but it wasn't a bad movie. It was good for what it was. A teen movie with a good story. You will most likely love it.

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Barbara W.

Even though it was released in 1999, "Ally" still remains a sleeper. The movie is set in a small town in Pennsylvania where people hold a festival to celebrate the death of someone in the community. The festival is held to honor the death of a teen, who was killed by a drunk driver. The young boy who was killed is charged with second-degree murder. The community holds a vigil for the victim's family. The death is deemed a murder because the person was in the wrong place at the wrong time. During the vigil a man and woman are killed, and the man's mother starts to blame her daughter and brother-in-law for the deaths. The man who killed the couple is not charged with a crime and the police leave her alone. An investigation is launched and the murder is officially ruled a suicide. But the community goes into a tailspin. Why? Because the boy's mother, the man who killed the couple, is being investigated. And she's taking her suspicions out on the police. And she's not the only one who's having a problem. The police officer is suspected of putting his own family's lives in jeopardy. In a police station, the young man's mother is having an affair with a fellow cop. He's so sick of all this, he has another one on his conscience. In a movie that's supposed to be a mystery, a lot of the mysteries go unexplained. In a way, the mystery isn't even a mystery. It's a cop-out. The story is a mess. But, it is very good and an effective thriller that is very disturbing. The performances are great. Kelly Lynch is outstanding. She's very convincing. But, I don't know if she's the best actress. She's good, but not great. Ray Liotta is decent. David Morse plays the angry man with an evil purpose. Gary Oldman is good. Kevin Bacon is the best actor. And, Michael Parks is outstanding as the investigator. The movie is highly enjoyable, but I'm not sure it's a must-see. It's a good thriller, but not a masterpiece.

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Lawrence V.

This is one of those films where, as an audience member, I was drawn to it. It is well made, and the plot and some of the characters had me intrigued. What I didn't like, however, was that I could not connect with any of the characters, and they felt like I knew very little about them. I kept asking myself, "Why do these people behave the way they do?" I kept thinking that this is because they were criminals, and I kept getting this thought as I was watching the film. I also got the impression that these were not all good people, which I found to be disturbing. This film is meant to be viewed as a study of a society, as in the basic things you expect a society to do in order to exist: To obey the law, respect people's privacy, care for their environment, and protect the weak. If all of these things were emphasized, the film could have been a lot better. But it does have a lot of the other things you would expect in a society: Violence, drugs, sex, and corruption.

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Kevin Pierce

Of course, it's a story about a family divided by some special event. The whole time, I couldn't help but notice how different the style of the movie was. The first half of the movie was all about the parents; the second half was all about the kids. It was not really a compelling story. However, the second half of the movie changed to a new level of storytelling. The first half was all about the family's drama. The second half was all about their plight, and the middle part was all about the psychological drama. All in all, this movie is worth watching for a couple of reasons: 1) The acting. I'm not the biggest fan of Meryl Streep, but this is probably the best acting I've seen from her in a long time. Every character in this movie was portrayed very realistically, and it was like they were really there. 2) The cinematography. The movie is shot very well; I'd say that this is definitely one of the best movies to be shot in Europe in recent years. The shots were very intense, and I was amazed how they kept the camera always in the exact same spot. 3) The story. I don't think this is the best movie ever, but it's definitely a decent one. It has a good ending, and it's a good movie to watch when you need to escape your work day. 4) The music. The soundtrack is nothing special, but it fits the movie very well. The music was also amazing. Overall, I'd say that this movie is worth watching, even for a relatively short time. It's certainly better than "Gravity" (which is a 6, by the way) but not really as good as "Kangaroo Jack". So, if you're looking for a light movie, or if you're a fan of Meryl Streep, watch it.

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Howard Jackson

A really good movie, well made and acted. The scene in the gas station with the old man and his son was very moving and sad. A very good movie that I recommend you.

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Frances G.

No one ever tells a movie, but if you want to see a movie and think of it as a thriller you should see "No Reservations." This is about a man who sells drugs in a small town in Louisiana. He is followed by a police officer and the town's chief of police. As time goes on and the police suspect he is involved in the murders, the story is told. The viewer is treated to great suspense, including an ending that is suspenseful in itself. The acting is superb, especially by the cops, the actors in the movie, and the people in the small town. This is a good movie that shows just how hard it is to make a movie about drug dealing in small towns in the South.

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A couple of the high rating posters here seem to have missed the point of the movie. Maybe they missed the basic premise of a mother who goes after the child killer with a family oriented approach. The film opens up in an oddly unromantic setting, in which the father (Barry Pepper) and mother (Catherine O'Hara) have been separated for many years. He has a job and a mortgage. He is a mild mannered man who doesn't seem to have a lot of love in his life. He has two children, now grown. One is a rebellious teen and the other is an extremely depressed teenager. She is an ex-con who has a habit of sleeping around and who has a near pathological need for sex. He is emotionally absent. She finds out about her mother's affair with a young man and tries to have her revenge on him. She doesn't seem to have a problem doing so, because she is in love with him. She has put the murder of her mother's lover on the back burner, but it's not a problem. Her murder of the man's wife in her sleep is an exception. She's been stalking him for years. He's a drug dealer who has also been a drug abuser. He has two other wives and a mistress. She is a woman who would like nothing better than to take the young man's place, but that doesn't happen. The detective who is investigating her murder doesn't think it's murder. The last scene with the children is the one that brings the conclusion that she has killed her mother. The ending is not a happy one, but it does conclude the movie. At the end, they are shown as adults who don't even realize they have been estranged for so long. The father does talk to the detective, but he doesn't go with him to the scene of the crime. In the beginning, we have these two families who seem to be on a collision course. They never seem to know who they are dealing with.

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Marilyn Barnett

When I saw this movie I knew it would be a good movie. I have seen a lot of movies in my life, and I have never thought of this one. However, when I saw the movie I felt I had to watch it. This movie is like a film where the main character was a 17 year old boy with a history of having experienced one or more traumatic events that made him feel helpless. That's the meaning of the story. But I had to take it one step further because of a small detail. When you see a movie with a certain cast of people, it will be an easy movie to sit and watch. However, when you see a movie with an unknown cast, the first thing you think is: "I can't believe they got actors that good." I was completely wrong. The cast was great. The actors were not big name actors but they were good. Well, they were good. And the storyline was good too. If you want to watch a good movie about a teenage boy trying to make sense of his past then watch this movie.

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Tara, who is a nurse, is having a bad day when she overhears her husband, Tony (Robert Carlyle), admitting to cheating on her. He claims it's to save her from the pain she's in from having a recent spinal tap. What follows is an interesting relationship between the two that is the background of the movie. Tara's life has taken a turn for the worse when she learns her husband has been having an affair with his secretary. Tara is shocked to find that Tony has left her. She doesn't want to believe that his wife would cheat on him, but her friend Annie (Claire Forlani) tells her it is a fact. After Tony's wife died, Tara finds it hard to leave him alone. The only thing that has prevented her from divorcing him is her lack of faith in him. Tony is an idealistic and idealistic man and he is a bit different from the other patients at the hospital. He isn't into the professional life and he prefers to be treated by the nurses. Tara doesn't understand why he would be interested in a nurse and Annie doesn't either. Tony's favorite television shows include Law and Order. He is also in love with Sarah (Emma Stone), but he can't tell her. After Tony has left Tara, she attempts to make him stay and to reconnect with Sarah, but she never fully believes him and they don't connect. Tony is shown as a kind and caring man, but Tara doesn't like him. He is very judgmental and she doesn't trust him. After his wife dies, Tony tries to make Tara stay. He tells her he was wrong to leave him and that it is what he did because he loved her. Tara is upset and says it is a lie, but Tony doesn't care. In the end, Tony leaves Tara and makes a promise to go back to the hospital and see her again. He goes and asks her forgiveness and promises to come back. When he comes back, he asks her if she still believes him and she says she still does. Tony returns to the hospital where he has his phone conversation with Tara. He says that he loved her and he will always love her, and that he will always be her husband. She says she loves him too. It is revealed that Tony cheated on her and left her with his mistress. The end of the movie shows Tony at a golf course, sitting on a golf course with a hole in one, but he has lost his ball. He says he will try again and leave the hole in one. When he comes back, he has it. Tony is able to finally get his wife back, but he must go to the hospital and get her back. Tony makes the promise to come back, but he is unable to make it because of the problem he had with his wife and the inability to make it back to the hospital. He says he will come back, but he is unable to. The main plot is about the wife and the mistress. Tony realizes that the mistress is his mistress and that she has been cheating on him and is leaving him. Tony is heartbroken and in tears. The movie ends with Tony and his wife sitting together in a tree, where they cry together. Tony says he has always loved her and is proud to be her husband and she says she has always loved him and that they have been married for 40 years. Tony says she is still there for him, but she says she is leaving him and he says she is leaving him too. The scene ends with Tony kissing her and saying he will always love her and that they will always be married. Tony and his wife are together again in the end. It is shown that Tara is still living in the hospital and that Tony is still there, but he has moved on and is now on the golf course.

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Pamela B.

This is one of those movies that makes you think. It's a solid, thought-provoking thriller that is a great way to spend an evening. The film plays as a set-up to an "afterlife" story, and with the ending, you know you won't be disappointed. Not much surprises, but the movie has some nice, surprising twists. The acting is well-done. Billy Crudup gives a good performance as the troubled, depressed cop. Michael Shannon is quite good as the alcoholic father. He and Crudup are very believable in their roles. However, the lead character, Carl, is not exactly likable. He's more the anti-hero that you want to see fall. Samuel L. Jackson plays the leader of the outcasts. His performance is decent, but not great. One of his scenes at the end is worth the price of the ticket, but it's not the best. He plays the antagonist quite well. Jennifer Lawrence gives a great performance as her character's partner. She's not great, but she does a good job. She's great at playing the part of someone who is in love with her partner, yet has trouble with their job. Daniel Craig is the lead of the group. He's a decent actor. He plays his role well. You can tell he's not afraid to push the boundaries. The ending is good. The ending is unexpected, but it's still a good one. Overall, a good, solid thriller.

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I watched this movie last night and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The movie is a film on the disappearance of the seven kids and I have always wanted to find out who the parents are. You see the kids on TV and you think they are just there and you know they will be gone soon. They are just not seen and you don't know who they are. But then you see them and you think there is a reason for this. The movie is very realistic and it has a twist at the end which I will not tell you about because it will spoil your viewing. The movie is a very sad one and it gives you a very emotional look on the mystery of the disappearance of the kids. The only thing I didn't like about the movie was that there were a lot of family members of the missing kids in the movie. It gave me the impression of "oh look there are more family members!" and that didn't help the movie. The acting was great, the plot was very good and the way the film was filmed it gave the viewer the feeling of being there, watching the situation unfold. This is a movie that will keep you interested the whole time, it does have a tragic ending but it is a very sad ending. This is a must see movie for the fans of mystery films or just for the mystery lovers who really want to know what happened to the missing kids. 7/10

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While the movie did have its good moments, it was a poor attempt at a true crime film. It was like a slasher flick with all the murders and violence replaced with cheap humor. The acting was terrible and the plot was too contrived. The acting was wooden and the plot was old and predictable. I enjoyed the movie but it was a waste of my time. If you like true crime movies, you will enjoy this one but it is not for you.