Shadow Dancer Synopsis
Collette (Andrea Riseborough) is forced to become a spy against the IRA.
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By Eric Kohn
While not designed to entertain on the level of style and spectacle that one expects from a Bond film, this tense period drama from the...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
The story in itself is first-rate. However, it’s the very measured handling that makes it distinctive.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This low-key and engrossing Belfast-based drama is as much a well-acted character study as it is a thriller about the conflict in Northern...
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By Ian Buckwalter
(Marsh) downplays political questions of ideological rights and wrongs. Rather than making a film about terrorism, or about war, Marsh looks...
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By Dan Jolin
As beige as an old PC, but beneath the surface the blood pumps bright scarlet. An intelligent and emotionally charged spy drama.
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Total Film

By Neil Smith
An expertly calibrated drama confirming Marsh’s status as one of Britain’s most formidable filmmakers.
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Like the political turmoil which inspired it, Shadow Dancer is fueled by the fire to do the right thing and the sacrifice that must follow,...
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Village Voice

By Nick Schager
The film rests on the desperate chemistry of a paunchy, weathered Owen and a tense, quietly ferocious Riseborough.
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By Justin Chang
Shadow Dancer is admittedly slow to gather force and momentum over its 101-minute running time, though by the third act, the deliberately...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
This is not an in-your-face thriller but rather a measured film ripe with suspense that never lets up.
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"Shadow Dancer" in the Dark

By Billy58
This movie is so poorly written it looks like it was done in the dark. The storyline is so hard to follow I eventually gave up trying to understand what was going on.Ultimately, the director is...

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By eusher
It's a good movie. Kept me interested. Worth watching. I didn't have a problem with the dialect as I have heard others complain of. Movie is for adults as it addresses adult topics....

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Rated R | For Language and some violent content.