Bloody Sunday Captured in song by U2, the events of Jan. 30, 1972, that led to soldiers shooting 27 marchers -- 13 fatally -- in Northern Ireland… Bloody Sunday Captured in song by U2, the events of Jan. 30, 1972, that led to soldiers shooting 27 marchers -- 13 fatally -- in Northern Ireland…
Video Review

Bloody Sunday (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Apr 22, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: James Nesbitt; Distributor: Paramount Classics

Captured in song by U2, the events of Jan. 30, 1972, that led to soldiers shooting 27 marchers -- 13 fatally -- in Northern Ireland gets its cinematic due in the stirring Bloody Sunday. Choppy camera work, conversations seemingly caught on the fly, and nuanced performances convey the chaos that envelops the locked-and-loaded troops and the frustrated Catholic minority fighting for equal rights. The vary tick Irish accents may have you switching to the DVD's subtitles, but the faces on screen effectively communicate that day's tragic confusion and overwhelming grief.

Originally posted Apr 25, 2003 Published in issue #706-707 Apr 25, 2003 Order article reprints
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