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| Nick Glennie-Smith
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Colm Meaney movies, Dramas
A Belfast Story is a 2013 Irish crime film written and directed by Nathan Todd and starring Colm Meaney. It is Todd's directorial debut.
Colm Meaney as Detective
Malcolm Sinclair as Chief Constable
Tommy O'Neill as First Minister Owen McKenna
Damien Hasson as Damien
Patrick Rocks as Eammon
Peter O'Toole as Alley victim
A Belfast Story Wikipedia
The film received negative reviews and has a 14% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Stephen Dalton of The Hollywood Reporter wrote in his review, "Nathan Todd attempts something similar in his debut feature, a murder mystery with political overtones, but his inexperience lets him down badly." He also added, "not even [Meaney's] heavyweight gravitas can save A Belfast Story from its weak script, sluggish pacing and one-dimensional characters."
Steve Rose of The Guardian gave the film 2 stars out of 5 and wrote, "the plot scatters too many pieces about, putting the film's star off screen for long stretches."
A month before its release, the film garnered controversy in Great Britain for the filmmakers' publicity stunt of sending a nail bomb kit to the media to promote the film. Nathan Todd later issued an apology.