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I Went Down
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by Chris Parry

"A slow-paced, pleasant, funny Irish gangster flick."
4 stars

Irish movies can either be very tired or very good. This is one of the latter.

"Git" is a decent sort o'lad. He went to jail to protect someone else, and now he finds himself having to work for gangsters to pay off a debt a friend of his owes.

He's lumped together with "Bunny", a mean looking bastard with a bad reputation, on a journey across the country to pick up "a friendly face".

The plot is intricate, the twists are many and the dialogue is very different to standard Hollywood fare. This is The Usual Suspects with an Irish twist and soft-edged characters. It's Trainspotting for an older audience. It's a pleasant, slow-paced gangster film.

This is the real Ireland. No rolling hills of green, but plenty of pubs and nasty streets. No jigs in the local, but lots of real people.

The accents in I Went Down may be tough for some Americans to understand, and the ending may clean up too many loose end, but for mine it's worth a look regardless, especially if you're sick of Hollywood schlock.

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originally posted: 08/14/98 10:18:17
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User Comments

7/09/04 Greg A fantastic film . . could only be appreciated fully by Irish people though! 5 stars
8/24/98 The Capital City Goofball This was really cool, but the theatre was full of old people. Weird. 5 stars
8/22/98 Mister Whoopee A little slow for US audiences 3 stars
8/13/98 {{OZ}} Liked it. Nay, looved it. Ay man. 4 stars
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USA
  26-Jun-1998 (R)

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Directed by
  Paddy Breathnach

Written by
  Connor McPherson

Cast
  Brendan Gleeson
  Peter McDonald
  Tony Doyle
  Peter Caffrey



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