Fifty Dead Men Walking 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… Fifty Dead Men Walking 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… 2009-08-21 R Drama Ben Kingsley Jim Sturgess Kevin Zegers Rose McGowan
Movie Review

Fifty Dead Men Walking (2009)

MPAA Rating: R
Fifty Dead Men Walking | IRISH CAR BOMB Jim Sturgess tries to look inconspicuous in Fifty Dead Men Walking
IRISH CAR BOMB Jim Sturgess tries to look inconspicuous in Fifty Dead Men Walking
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Aug 21, 2009; Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess

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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Originally posted Aug 25, 2009 Published in issue #1063 Sep 04, 2009 Order article reprints