Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman Synopsis
Albert Pierrepoint (Timothy Spall) becomes Britain's most famous executioner.
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By Ken Fox
British actor Timothy Spall gives a shattering performance as Albert Pierrepoint.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The key to the film is in the performances by Spall and Stevenson -- and by Marsan. The utter averageness of the characters, their lack of...
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Los Angeles Times

At once desperately grim and unnervingly gripping, providing an exacting sense of the detail and procedure that went into death by hanging.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Like its hero, the movie doesn't flinch for most of its running time.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This is a riveting story about a man who for years moonlighted as an anonymous hangman while holding a day job as a wholesale grocery...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This measured bio-production might be viewed as a lesser companion piece to "Vera Drake" -- although in the case of Pierrepoint: The Last...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Invites viewers to think critically about such weighty concepts as justice, atonement and personal accountability.
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Portland Oregonian

By M. E. Russell
Dramatizes and occasionally overdramatizes Albert's 24-year career. For a while, it's a study of a decent man who puts his life into...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
You have to wonder just how true to life the melodramatic depiction of these events is, especially since the film was made in partnership...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A peculiar little film -- grim and disturbing yet perversely riveting.
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Rated R | For disturbing images, nudity and brief sexuality