Black '47 could be defined as a Western set during the Great Irish Famine. Its dark, gritty tone meshes well with the indictment of British policies of the time
A Western set in Ireland during the Great Famine, its gritty and dark tone mesh well with the indictment of British policies, but all too often characters and themes boil down to predictable tropes.
Bart Layton's foray into one of America's most bizarre heists yields a film that is tight-knit, tense, and packing a potent emotional punch, laced with tinges of black humor and bound to resonate with at least some of today's youth
A brave attempt to marry realism with myriad artistic influences, O’Connor’s film is ultimately less than the sum of its parts, but is an intriguing watch all the same.