Tyrannosaur

  • 18
  • Paddy Considine (2010)
  • UK
  • 88 min
Tyrannosaur
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

British actor Paddy Considine's directorial debut is not for the faint-hearted. Considine is known for a variety of roles (Dead Man's Shoes, Submarine), but this bleak but brilliant tale would rival Gary Oldman's Nil by Mouth for grimness. Peter Mullan plays Joseph, a lonely, unemployed drunk who one day staggers into the charity shop run by middle-class housewife Hannah (Olivia Colman). Hannah refuses to rise to Joseph's bitter, sardonic taunts, and over time he gains a begrudging respect for her. But what Joseph doesn't know is that this sweet, caring woman has demons of her own, and when Hannah's secrets spill out, even this world-weary hardcase is shocked. Mullan plays his unsympathetic character with power and magnetism, but it is Colman's terrific performance that sticks in the mind, a powerhouse portrayal of one of modern-day suburbia's many unseen, unheard victims.

Plot Summary

Drama starring Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman. After being beaten up by a gang, the angry, bitter Joseph takes refuge at the charity shop where Hannah works. They strike up a tentative rapport, but Hannah has problems of her own that could destroy their chance of friendship.

Cast and crew

Cast

Joseph
Peter Mullan
Hannah
Olivia Colman
James
Eddie Marsan
Tommy
Ned Dennehy
Marie
Sally Carman
Samuel
Samuel Bottomley
Bod
Paul Popplewell
Kelly
Sian Breckin
Jack
Robin Butler
Terry
Paul Conway

Crew

Director
Paddy Considine

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Optimum Releasing
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 7 Oct 2011
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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