The Long Good FridayHarold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. He is convinced there is a traitor in his organization, and sets out to eliminate the rat in typically ruthless fashion.
Actors of "The Long Good Friday"
Characters of "The Long Good Friday"
Directors of "The Long Good Friday"John MackenzieBirthdate: 22 May 1928, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Creators of "The Long Good Friday"Barrie KeeffeBirthdate: 31 October 1945, London, England, UK
Critic Reviews of "The Long Good Friday"Time OutJune 15, 2015
Has a shaky, peculiarly British charm that still makes it irresistible.VarietyAugust 19, 2008
In many respects a conventional thriller set in London's underworld, The Long Good Friday is much more densely plotted and intelligently scripted than most such yarns.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
The admittedly well-constructed set pieces are all too often diminished in effect by the uninspired camera-work.Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 23, 2004
I have rarely seen a movie character so completely alive. Shand is an evil, cruel, sadistic man. But he's a mass of contradictions, and there are times when we understand him so completely we almost feel affectionate.New York TimesAugust 30, 2004
Though its plot contains much that's new, The Long Good Friday is a swift, sharp-edged gangster story in a classic mold.Little White LiesJune 23, 2015
The simple, almost Shakespearean moral is that nefarious deeds breed a climate of contempt, and that any success will always be tainted.Observer (UK)June 21, 2015
Sheer brilliance.Radio TimesJune 18, 2015
Both an explosively violent thriller and a sharp evocation of the enterprise culture of the time.GuardianJune 18, 2015
Hoskins' bullish, black-comic Napoleonism makes this movie: pugnacious, sentimental, a cockney Cagney.Times (UK)May 07, 2015
Although The Long Good Friday is firmly rooted in a very different era -- early 1980s Britain is another country entirely -- the film still feels fresh and uncompromisingly tough.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMarch 01, 2014
A conventional Brit thriller that's moderately entertaining.Groucho ReviewsAugust 29, 2010
The screw-turning plot is great fodder for Hoskins and Mirren, who expertly calibrate their stressed-out character arcs. [Blu-ray]
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