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My Left Foot

HD   R Closed Captioning

Jim Sheridan

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About the Movie

This cinematic masterpiece is the brilliant portrayal of legendary Irishman Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis) who, despite crippling cerebral palsy, learned to use his one controllable extremity -- his left foot -- to become an accomplished artist and writer. MY LEFT FOOT won Academy Awards® in 1989 for Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Supporting Actress (Brenda Fricker) and earned Oscar® nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay (1989).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 35
  • Fresh: 34
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: An intelligent, beautifully acted adaptation of Christy Brown's first book. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: All performances are on the mark in this perfect little film. – Variety Staff, Variety, Feb 10, 2012

Fresh: Not only does Day-Lewis master the physical aspects of the role, the minute-to-minute struggle of almost complete paralysis, he lives the painful genesis of an artistic character. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Aug 31, 2005

Fresh: Jim Sheridan's My Left Foot must be the most passionately empathetic film about a physical affliction ever made. – Hal Hinson, Washington Post, Aug 31, 2005

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Customer Reviews

One of the best!

Daniel Day Lewis' performance (one of the best in the history of cinema) as the titular main character is akin to Spencer Tracy's enigmatic turn as Dr. Jekyll. The story is profound yet not overbearing, and should be sought out by viewers everywhere.


I am the second to review what i think is daniel day lewis' grearest performance. This is just a great movie no special effects, just great acting and a great direction.


The film delivered an emotionally touch to everyone who has watched it this movie is one of the best movie in the 20th
Daniel day Lewis is my star !!!