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      Jimmy's Hall

      PG-13 Released Jul 3, 2015 1 hr. 49 min. History Drama List
      77% 102 Reviews Tomatometer 61% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score In 1930s Ireland, political activist Jimmy Gralton (Barry Ward) faces deportation for running a community hall for the arts. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 20 Buy Now

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      Benefiting from a talented cast and sensitive work from director Ken Loach, Jimmy's Hall offers period drama rich with relevant sociopolitical themes.

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      Georgan G Quite a lesson in Irish history. One of the communist organizers tries to make life better for the poor but is stopped by the catholic church and the conservative government. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/08/23 Full Review Audience Member A beautiful film, one of the best—culture and new, revolutionary ways of being go hand in hand, it’s clear. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/04/23 Full Review isla s I enjoyed the scenes of traditional Irish dance and the feel of community with the numerous locals getting together to make use of said hall. Of course there is a darker side to the story and it'd be fair to say its main theme is intolerance. There are scenes of violence depicted and I was a little squeamish on ocassion, thats not to say there's especially graphic, gorey scenes present (although some bloody injury is depicted in passing) but its more a case of what things represent, the metaphors at play, the social commentary aspect that I found sobering. Its worth a watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyable but not one of Ken Loach's best. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Late R A touching film about the man of small means and a big heart vs the man of great means and a small heart, Jimmy's Hall is based on the true story of Jimmy Gralton whose life is a very sad example of a man who just wants to spread a bit of happiness around and is opposed by people who fear change and hate those who promote it; a story that has been all too common throughout the history of humanity and, unfortunately, is still very much of heard of nowadays. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 08/18/17 Full Review Audience Member A saddening political drama. Recommended for those interested in Irish history. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch Working from a fact-based screenplay by his longtime collaborator Paul Laverty, Loach addresses a theme that resonates throughout his work: the effect of the political on the personal. Rated: 3.5/4 Aug 19, 2015 Full Review John Hartl Seattle Times Loach is clearly on Gralton's side, but he's remarkably evenhanded about it. Norton is a formidable villain, while Ward is just vulnerable enough to make the showdown dramatically persuasive. Rated: 3.5/4 Aug 6, 2015 Full Review Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle If you ever thought Footloose might've been improved with an Irish brogue and a short pour of agitprop, then by all means look to this latest from Ken Loach, Britain's elder statesman of cinema and its evergreen champion of the working class. Rated: 3/5 Jul 30, 2015 Full Review David Bax Battleship Pretension In the end, Jimmy's Hall is a your typical issue movie. But it happens to be one made by a master. Jan 13, 2021 Full Review PJ Nabarro Patrick Nabarro Ken Loach has fashioned one of his purest and most lovely films here in Jimmy's Hall. Rated: 4/5 Nov 12, 2018 Full Review Charles Mudede The Stranger (Seattle, WA) This is Loach at his best. Aug 23, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In 1930s Ireland, political activist Jimmy Gralton (Barry Ward) faces deportation for running a community hall for the arts.
      Director
      Ken Loach
      Screenwriter
      Paul Laverty
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Classics
      Production Co
      France 2 Cinema, Wild Bunch International, Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions, Element Pictures, Channel 4 Television Corporation
      Rating
      PG-13 (Language|A Scene of Violence)
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 3, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 8, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $560.3K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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