Films starring Brendan Gleeson

Alone in Berlin

By David Jenkins

A grieving couple decide to take on the Nazis in this drab wartime thriller that’s noticeably short on thrills.

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Trespass Against Us

By Phil Concannon

Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson are terrific in this sturdy traveller drama from first-time director Adam Smith.

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Song of the Sea

By David Jenkins

Do Ghibli and Pixar have a new rival in Irish director Tomm Moore? This stunning film would suggest they do.

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Calvary

By David Jenkins

The Guard’s Brendan Gleeson and director John Michael McDonagh reunite to deliver one of the year’s best films.

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The Smurfs 2

By David Jenkins

More of the same (literally) as this time the Smurfs storm Paris, discuss racial politics and explore their sexuality.

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

By Matt Bochenski

There’s adventure all right, and science in spades, but someone buried the piracy in Aardman’s latest stop-motion treasure.

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The Guard

By Zara Joan Miller

American cop show meets the Emerald Isle equals Lethal Weapon gone Gaelic.

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The Secret of Kells

By Alice Levick

Nora Twomey and Tomm Moore’s animation fable is a feast for the eyes that manages to be both whimsical and sinister.

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In Bruges

By Kevin Maher

Playwright-turned-director Martin McDonagh's debut is darker than your average hitmen-in-peril comedy.

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