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PG-13 Released Nov 12, 2021 1h 37m Drama TRAILER for Belfast: Trailer 2 List
86% Tomatometer 335 Reviews 92% Audience Score 1,000+ Verified Ratings
BELFAST is a movie straight from Branagh's own experience. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain. Read More Read Less
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Critics Consensus

A deeply personal project for writer-director Kenneth Branagh, Belfast transcends its narrative deficits with powerful performances and directorial craft.

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Belfast is uplifting in spite of the story's tragic details -- although you might need to listen closely in order to understand some of the dialogue.

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Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald Whimsical in the most imaginative sense, their conversations make it very easy to give [Kenneth Branagh] the benefit of the doubt. If the reality was not like this, it should have been. Rated: 4/5 Feb 7, 2022 Full Review David Stratton The Australian The film, with a soundtrack of mostly familiar but appropriate Van Morrison songs, is clearly a labour of love, and the final scenes are immensely moving. Rated: 4.5/5 Feb 7, 2022 Full Review Simran Hans Observer (UK) Kenneth Branagh's unabashedly feelgood memoir of growing up in Belfast as the Troubles erupted in the late 1960s suffers from a problem of perspective. Rated: 2/5 Jan 22, 2022 Full Review Amy Smith InSession Film It is the mix of that tone and the fantastic filmmaking within it that elevates it from a lovely film to a gorgeous piece of cinematic history that is sure to please all audiences. Mar 1, 2024 Full Review Juanma Fernández París El Nuevo Día (Puerto Rico) While it is admirable how the director achieves all this without relying on superfluous artistic pretensions, the film is not entirely successful in capturing the complexity of the sociopolitical conflict... [Full review in Spanish] Dec 5, 2023 Full Review Nadine Whitney Mr. Movie's Film Blog Belfast is a simple story about complex times. Those looking for a deeply political film will not find it; instead, it is a tender piece about family and place. Branagh’s most personal film is his best in a very long time. Sep 17, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Crystal Burchnell Loved the movie, would see it again. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/30/22 Full Review David I think this movie was excellent. It was really well written, a very poignant and moving story and was artfully and beautifully shot. This should have won best picture. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/06/22 Full Review michelle s Such great insight through the eyes of a child. Loved all of the acting and story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/03/22 Full Review Geraldine The movie was enjoyable, and captured my attention. It was heartbreaking to see what people can do for hatred. In this day as then Hate will never end. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/22 Full Review 60's child It had great about historical prejudice and the strength of family and community. It was both sad and hopeful. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/28/22 Full Review M lovely and nostalgic Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/28/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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Belfast: Official Clip - A Lesson on Looting Belfast: Official Clip - A Lesson on Looting 2:27 Belfast: Official Clip - Stealing Sweets Belfast: Official Clip - Stealing Sweets 1:43 Belfast: Official Clip - You're Buddy From Belfast 15 Belfast: Official Clip - You're Buddy From Belfast 15 3:37 Belfast: Official Clip - Showdown in the Streets Belfast: Official Clip - Showdown in the Streets 2:33 Belfast: Official Clip - Childhood Crush Belfast: Official Clip - Childhood Crush 2:50 Belfast: Official Clip - Menacing Minister Belfast: Official Clip - Menacing Minister 1:24 Belfast: Official Clip - The Troubles Begin Belfast: Official Clip - The Troubles Begin 2:59 Belfast: Official Clip - Did Your Heart Ever Skip? Belfast: Official Clip - Did Your Heart Ever Skip? 1:52 Belfast: Official Clip - Saying Goodbye Belfast: Official Clip - Saying Goodbye 1:37 Belfast: Official Clip - I Want You Belfast: Official Clip - I Want You 3:52 View more videos
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Synopsis BELFAST is a movie straight from Branagh's own experience. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain.
Director
Kenneth Branagh
Producer
Kenneth Branagh, Laura Berwick, Becca Kovacik, Tamar Thomas
Screenwriter
Kenneth Branagh
Distributor
Focus Features
Production Co
TKBC
Rating
PG-13 (Strong Language|Some Violence)
Genre
Drama
Original Language
British English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 12, 2021, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 2, 2021
Box Office (Gross USA)
$9.2M
Runtime
1h 37m
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
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