Released: 24/08/2012 General releaseDirector James Marsh is perhaps best known for his documentary work (which includes the Oscar-winning Man on Wire) but he follows last year's Project Nim with a gritty drama based on the Irish Troubles. Brit-film starlet Andrea Riseborough stars as an IRA member forced to inform on her radicalised family by Clive Owen's tough-but-suave MI5 officer. For more information visit: http://www.paramountpictures.co.uk/movies/shadow-dancer/details/cinemas Watch:
Little White Lies“An ambiguous, multi-layered mélange of deception...” It is Riseborough who steals the show. Finally she’s part of a creative enterprise that’s entirely worthy of her immense talents. It’s about time...
The Scotsman“Too melodramatic without supplying any of the attendant thrills...” The gut-wrenching tension that makes Shadow Dancer such an enjoyably uncomfortable experience in its early stages gives way to a sluggishness that ultimately makes it hard to endure for all the wrong reasons...
Time Out“The acting is impeccable...” Sphinx-like, Riseborough keeps us guessing to the end as to where Collette’s true allegiance lies. And while it’s hard to grumble about such a smart, intelligent drama after a summer of big bangs, its slow pace at times feels sluggish...
Guardian“Slow-burning but brilliant...” Marsh's film is one that makes a difference, a poetic and unapologetically arthouse story of betrayal and loyalty that, with its terrific score, measured pacing and fierce female performances, is a raw reminder of a sad and painful past...
Total Film “James Marsh’s engrossing study of a female mole...” This slow-burn saga takes its time. But the attention it calls for pays off down the line thanks to riveting performances and tense, water-tight plotting...
Evening Standard“As much a psychological thriller as a political argument...” The film is an atmospheric, highly personal and often intricately plotted exposition of what it must have been like at ground level during a terrible part of Irish history...
Empire“Crunchingly efficient as a thriller...” As beige as an old PC, but beneath the surface the blood pumps bright scarlet. An intelligent and emotionally charged spy drama...
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