Writer-director John Boorman put together a trim, sharp black-and-white portrait of a (fairly gritty) modern-day Robin Hood figure: Martin Cahill, a Dublin crime boss. (Boorman's home was burglarized by Cahill, and a gold record was among the items stolen -- an incident he includes in the film.) Gleeson does an excellent job of bringing this rowdy man of contradictions and big appetites to life, and Jon Voight is charming as the bemused police inspector. There's a lot of violence and thick Irish accents in this 1998 film, and it leaves very little trace afterward, but it's a fine piece of work.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus