Belfast

Belfast

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Screen greats Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds star alongside Jamie Dornan (50 Shades of Grey) and Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) for filmmaker Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical childhood drama set in the Northern Ireland capital during the late 1960s.

2021Rating: M, Offensive language98 minsUKTKBC
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Belfast | Awards

Award Winner
Best Original Screenplay at the 2022 Academy Awards. Outstanding British Film at the 2022 BAFTAs. Best Screenplay winner at the 2022 Golden Globes. People's Choice Award winner at Toronto Film Festival 2021.

Belfast | Reviews

Sir Kenneth Branagh brings in an excellent cast for this sincere and well-made love letter to childhood and cinema: a portrait of the artist as a (very) young man.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Branagh's most personal film is imperfect, but the emotion that it builds in the final section... is searing.

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Variety

Variety

(Belfast) borrows perhaps a bit too much from Alfonso Cuarón's art-house coming-of-ager (Roma).

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

(Belfast) contains little dramatic momentum, and even less of a coherent visual language.

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ABC

ABC

No movie this year cuts a clearer, truer path of the heart.

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

Works gorgeously as an idealised memory play.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Engaging, tender film-making which tugs at the heart-strings...

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Time Out

Time Out

Possibly the most uplifting film ever made about a time of unending violence...

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Vulture

Vulture

There is something genuinely bold in giving a movie about Belfast in 1969 the warm glow of the everyday. It reminds us that life goes on.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Everything that works in Belfast keeps the movie's superficialities and lower-grade sentiment at bay - if not every step of the way, then at least every other step.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Spryly written, beautifully acted and shot in a lustrous monochrome...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

One of the glories of this year’s cinema.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

A warm and fuzzy nostalgia trip made for Oscar glory.

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CNN

CNN

Beautifully shot, and sentimental without being saccharine...

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USA Today

USA Today

Branagh wrings a heartfelt narrative from a superb cast, though the story stumbles somewhat...

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

It’s both intimate and almost comically egotistical...

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

It’s amiable, even enjoyable at times, but that’s about it.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

(Branagh's) best movie in years.

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