Lisa Schwarzbaum
August 28, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Fifty Dead Men Walking

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
Limited Release Date
08/21/09
performer
Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers, Rose McGowan
director
Kari Skogland
author
Kari Skogland
genre
Drama

We gave it an B

Writer-director Kari Skogland’s sharp-edged, doc-style drama Fifty Dead Men Walking is loosely based on the true story of Martin ?McGartland, who lived life on a ?tightrope in the late 1980s during the Troubles in Northern Ireland: ?McGartland served as a loyal IRA member?and passed intelligence on to the Brits. (A Dead Man is what the IRA called an informer, and for good ?reason.) Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe) makes a believable cocky lad who signs on for the con; an oddly bewigged Ben Kingsley is fussier and too actorly as his handler. B

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