Tyrannosaur 2012 NR CC

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Joseph is an unemployed widower with a drinking problem and a volatile temper. Hannah is a pious woman working at a charity shop, hiding a dark secret. When circumstance brings the pair together, Hannah appears as Joseph's guardian angel only to find that he might be her savior. Striking performances and a deeply moving story make TYRANNOSAUR a must-see.

Starring:
Peter Mullan
Runtime:
1 hour 33 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Paddy Considine
Starring Peter Mullan
Supporting actors Jag Sanghera, Mike Fearnley, Paul Conway, Lee Rufford, Olivia Colman, Samuel Bottomley, Sian Breckin, Paul Popplewell, Eddie Marsan, Robin Butler, Sally Carman, Ned Dennehy, Fiona Carnegie, Julia Mallam, Chris Wheat, Craig Considine, Robert Haythorne, Vicki Hackett
Studio Strand Releasing
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

It is a good movie, well-written, great casting on it and the acting was excellent.
OlyNomad
So watch at your own risk if you like to see animals getting hurt, women getting hurt, and children getting hurt.
Ribcat
This film was a joy to watch because despite it's strong slaps of violence, it is very human and relatable.
Harkanwar Anand

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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By DukeD1989 on February 4, 2012
Format: DVD
Very rarely does a film so bleak, so prone to trample over its characters until they might not come back up, manage to avoid the usual melodrama and clichés we have come to expect and instead stay an honest, unflinching and powerful glimpse of two individuals, one too hard and the other too soft for the world, just trying to make it through the day. Peter Mullan gives one of the year's most destructive and powerful performances as Joseph, a widower who spends his time drinking, picking fights and experiencing bouts of anger that tends to come crashing down into paralyzing moments of regret. We understand he wants better for himself and could use a bit of redemption but it isn't an easy thing to achieve. However, he does find some solace in Hannah played by Olivia Colman who also gives one of the year's most devastating performances as a thrift store owner and born again Christian. Joseph feels drawn to her glow and the sort of warmth he has been looking for. Sadly she isn't who she seems because behind her smile is immense pain for she lives with an abusive husband who beats her. Hannah had hoped religion could be her savior but when that didn't work she turned to alcohol. At times Hannah and Joseph can seem total opposites but yet exactly the same. As we watch their relationship develop there are brief moments of hope and even a few laughs, but for me even they are incredibly emotional and at times almost moved me to tears. Considine's exploration into violence and rage is so gut wrenching and brutally honest that when good things happen you are glad but also very cautious because moods could change without warning and this fine line they walk is hard to watch.Read more ›
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Manfred K. Dulle on June 15, 2012
Format: DVD
Seriously... without a doubt... one of the deepest ,suspenseful, suck you into it movies I have ever seen.. This dark drama, is horrifying, sentimental, wonderful and I could go on and on.. A true test of ones emotional extremes.. Short side is I really liked it.. The acting is superb, it is 100 % believable and has NOTHING to do with pre-historic creatures, but centers on good old EMOTION. The strong dialect, is challenging at times to understand, but to me added such a fine quality to the production.. I never watch a movie twice, but the button at h u l u said replay, and I hit it.. The second time around I understood the words alot better..
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Pinnock on January 20, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Some people (possibly too many of us) do wake up on a daily basis to extremely tormented lives. I appreciate the film's unapologetic realism that life, despite good intentions and best efforts, is simply life. Human beings are strong and frail and perverse. We're naturally offensive, and will break the rules designed to keep us morally and socially controlled. We snap and break under the pressure of our own demons and the insanity of those around us. We love and we hurt even when we claim indifference. We devolve and we evolve, swimming rebelliously and furiously against the strength of life's undercurrents. We go through cycles of progression and regression, climbing and falling over and over again. In our most secretive places, we're simply human. This film is not about animal cruelty, alcoholism, domestic violence, race wars, class wars, or living in a past that is lost in the present. This film is about how we are bound one to the other in the strangeness of oddly-shaped pieces that fit together to tell one of an infinite number of stories that weave and interlock in the puzzle of life.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By OlyNomad VINE VOICE on May 4, 2012
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This movie stays with you after watching it, or at least it did us. It's not a feel-good, laugh type of movie, it is pretty dark and has some very depressing moments in it. We started watching it after renting it through the mail, but it did not have subtitles on it and was impossible for us to understand with the thick accents but thankfully we found it through streaming that did have subtitles and we were able to finish it. It is a good movie, well-written, great casting on it and the acting was excellent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By legweak on September 15, 2013
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This movie packs a punch. I like movies that make you feel. This was one of them. Worth the watch.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By caffeinebrain VINE VOICE on April 22, 2012
Format: DVD
I just watched this movie for the first time On Demand on my tv last night, and it was a very powerful, disturbing movie. In fact this movie, along with Take Shelter, another independent movie are two of the best movies I've seen this year.

Tyrannosaur is a movie full of anger and redemption, and it did not disappoint. The acting, screenwriting and directing of this movie, not to mention the soundtrack were all A+. The story of a man so beaten down by his own anger at himself and the world, and an abused charity-shop worker mesh together in a way that left me thinking about this movie for hours.

I just had to come on amazon and give a review before purchasing this. I don't want to give any spoilers, but if you, like me, appreciate stories of the human condition and the spirit of redemption, you must watch this. Another keeper.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Guillermo on September 4, 2013
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Serious topics covered: alcoholism, spousal abuse/rape, religion, death, redemption, etc. There are several very violent segments. Not for the faint of heart. Gritty and authentic.
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