99 mins
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Jack O’Connell (Starred Up) leads this war drama as a young British soldier, left in a daze when his unit... More

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'71 | Ratings & Reviews

"Over the past few years, Jack O'Connell has proved himself one of Britain's most unnerving screen presences. From a teenage thug-in-the-making in Shane Meadows' This Is England, to the banal face of preening, petrifying evil in hoodie horror Eden Lake, to an institutionalised killer in prison drama Starred Up, he's cornered the market in sneering psychopaths."

Flicks, Matt GlasbyFlicks

"A vivid, shivery survival thriller that turns the red-brick residential streets of Belfast into a war zone of unconscionable peril."


"A brutal army thriller that feels like the truth, thanks to take-no-prisoners storytelling and a tell-no-lies performance from Jack O’Connell."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Demange is a strong storyteller and masks the script’s tendency to nod to every opinion and social division by offering a masterclass in tension as soon as his dramatic bomb starts ticking."

Time OutTime Out

"The complex choreography... is a thing of joy."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"It's a film that holds you in a vice-like grip throughout; only wavering towards the end with a faintly preposterous climactic shootout."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A master class in structure, a meticulously constructed period piece, a powerful anti-war film, and rarest of all, a thriller whose tension and suspense feel genuinely earned."

The DissolveThe Dissolve

"This outstanding, muscular feature debut for French-born, British-based director Yann Demange almost never puts a foot wrong..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"This is a tense, gripping thriller that combines real-world relevance with high-concept entertainment. In a superb ensemble, O’Connell is outstanding"

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

'71 | Details

Award winner
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention, Berlin Film Festival 2014
R16, graphic violence, offensive language
Action, Drama, War
Country of origin