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Divorcing Jack

6.71 h 49 min202016+
Dan Starkey is a journalist for a Belfast newspaper. His life spins out of control when Margaret, a girl who has recently entered his life, is murdered. But why? By whom? All Starkey has to go on are her last words: "Divorce Jack!" Starring David Thewlis, Rachel Griffiths, Jason Isaacs
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David ThewlisRachel GriffithsJason Isaacs
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Robert Cooper
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4.1 out of 5 stars

43 global ratings

  1. 63% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 14% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 11% of reviews have 1 stars
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Lorenzo BediniReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Telling it like it is
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A hard-hitting black comedy thriller set in the pre-armistice Northern Ireland, where a beleaguered people try to maintain some semblance of sanity between warring factions, none of which are remotely interested in the ends and ideals they claim. Written by the book's author, and boasting a fantastic cast, the film is no disappointment. Nimbly directed by Colin Bateman, the pace and humour are brilliantly maintained, despite the tragic plot.
Another bonus point - unlike 'The Guard' - the dialogue is clear and understandable.
floydReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 June 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
terrible accents, worse acting
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Bronagh Gallegher is a legend. Google her Hotpress tribute to Van Morrison. Don't watch this awful film. I didn't last long enough to see her in this. She remains a legend, nonetheless.
Paul RocksReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 September 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolute class!
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Absolute class. Bateman's novels have always hit the mark. Laugh out loud funny and gritty at the same time.
Mainly English actors trying to do a Northern Irish accent, but the characters are bang in. Thewliss brings Starkey alive from the pages of the novels.
Great plot, great drama and a surreal sense of humour.
I absolutely love this film.
L. A. MarekReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 November 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
Quirky & Funny like Badder Santa
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I couldn't name one single hook that's snagged me again & again with this movie, could be the black newspaper reporter from Boston, the slapper nun & nurse, or the hilariously drunken David Thewlis, every actor in this movie just excells at their craft. I travel extensively and at least once a year I have to see this movie once more - and the quickest way to get my fix has been just ordering another DVD. I've scattered copies of this flick all over the planet and enjoyed every minute of each rerun. Quirky & funny along the lines of 'Badder Santa' and it just gets better with each view. So take good care of your used copies of Divorcing Jack - I'll be buying a copy from you in the future - guaranteed!
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p lockReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 March 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Top Trumpet
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peter ellisReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 January 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Old dvd
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Refused to run on any DVD player except in computer then froze just before the ending
StarryWazzohReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 December 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Funny and a good watch
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Colin Bateman is an Belfast author with a great sense of humour and this film of his entertaining book of the same name is true to his style and humour. Thewlis, as always, is top class. Well worth adding to a collection of good British films.
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Darren McBrideReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 December 2015
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