Shadow DancerHD Closed Captioning
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.
About the Movie
When single mother Collette McVeigh (Riseborough) is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA plot in London, an MI5 officer (Owen) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. With her son’s life in her hands, Collette chooses to place her trust in MI5 and return home. When her brothers’ secret operation is ambushed, suspicions of an informant are raised and Collette finds both herself and her family in grave danger.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 87
- Fresh: 71
- Rotten: 16
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Shadow Dancer" is ominously subdued and grimly taciturn. The dialogue is minimal. Only what has to be said is said, and the tone of most of it is one of quiet urgency.
Rotten: The character mechanics ... leave the viewer always feeling a step ahead of the story and its too-late-to-excite twists.
Fresh: The film rests on the desperate chemistry of a paunchy, weathered Owen and a tense, quietly ferocious Riseborough.
Fresh: Shadow Dancer feels like a thriller, but Marsh is wisely more interested in the tension than in the release. What thrills exist here are carefully tempered by the considered pacing.
ABOUT SIMMERING HATE BETWEEN THE PEOPLE AND A GOVERNMENTS THAT FOMENTS DISTRUST. WELL ACTED AND SUBLIME.
Wars of religion
The movie is slow and the Irish dialect is hard to understand for an American. They mumble a lot. I turned on closed captioning/subtitles.
There are legitimate reasons for the price of these movies. I do not understand why people do not "get" that.
I enjoyed this movie a lot. It is worth the ten bucks and still is cheaper than going to the theater!