Starred Up

Starred Up ★★★★

Prison drama which is unsurprisingly gritty as new inmate Eric arrives with a brutish temper and fists to match. What then develops is a subtle story of relationships from father to son, from prison guidance counsellor to his charges. Make no mistake, the realities of violence in the prison aren't spared but there is enough light to show redemption is possible and the prison door doesn't need to be a revolving one. Ben Mendelsohn adds another cracker of a role to his CV too.

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