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Donnybrook (2018)




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A wild, backwoods version of FIGHT CLUB meets NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, a man hard up for cash and determined to support his family competes in the Donnybrook, a legendary, bare-knuckle brawl where a $100,000 prize goes to the last man standing.


Critic Reviews for Donnybrook

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

The apocalyptic vision of the heartland created by Sutton and his cast (based on the novel by Frank Bill) is impressively convincing, even if the themes are often overstated and the film itself is very hard to watch.

September 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

If Sutton's aim is to give these people a voice, he has not only failed, but he has gone further and reduced them to inchoate caricatures.

September 10, 2018 | Full Review…

A repellent mixture of Malick-like dreaminess, Scorsese-esque brutality and the lurid shock/schlock of William Faulkner in Sanctuary mode.

September 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Dark [and] bruise-inducingly poetic...

September 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Donnybrook is a powerful film that throws punches and pulls none.

October 30, 2018 | Full Review…

A better script could have used that to develop its characters, or, heck, to do anything interesting at all, but instead the movie fills 90 minutes with one-dimensional characters and a meditation on the hopelessness of living.

October 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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