Owen Gleiberman
March 23, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
127 minutes
Limited Release Date
03/16/07
performer
Liam Cunningham, Cillian Murphy
director
Ken Loach
distributor
IFC First Take
author
Paul Laverty
genre
Drama, War

We gave it a B+

It’s set in County Cork in the early ’20s, when the Irish struggle against British rule had reached a flash point. Director Ken Loach fills the screen with moral wrath, turning the Brits into bullies, but gives short shrift to those who longed to stop fighting.

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