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Starred Up 2013

7.2

Based off the real life experiences of the film’s writer, Jack Asser, Starred Up is a gritty crime drama set within a violent offenses prison in the UK. The film’s name references a youthful offender who, by virtue of his crimes, is sent to an adult facility. The film hums along like a taut bit of wire, keeping the viewer on the edge of their seat as the enormity of the prison subculture is unfolded in front of them. ¬†Unlike many other prison dramas, this film isn’t afraid to¬†break cliches and explore new ground, and is populated with disturbingly real character studies, slices of dark and broken humanity.

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  • Genre

    Drama
  • Starring

    Ben Mendelsohn, Jack O'Connell, Rupert Friend
  • Directed by

    David Mackenzie
  • Written by

    Jonathan Asser