98 mins
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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... More

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Belfast | Ratings & 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.

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

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

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


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

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


"Works gorgeously as an idealised memory play."

The Irish TimesThe Irish Times

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

Screen DailyScreen Daily

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

Time OutTime Out

"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."


"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."

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

"Cutesy and broadly unaffecting..."


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

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A masterpiece."

The TimesThe Times

"One of the glories of this year’s cinema."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"A warm and fuzzy nostalgia trip made for Oscar glory."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"Beautifully shot, and sentimental without being saccharine..."


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

USA TodayUSA Today

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

Time MagazineTime Magazine

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

Chicago ReaderChicago Reader

"(Branagh's) best movie in years."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

Belfast | Details

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.
M, Offensive language
Country of origin

Belfast | Trailers