The Winslow Boy - * * * 1/2*

The Winslow Boy

David Mamet directs his adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s play based on the real-life story about a naval cadet who is accused of stealing a 5 shilling postal note, and the dire consequences extracted from the family who beleives him. Nigel Hawthorne, Jeremy Northam, Rebecca Pidgeon and Gemma Gones star.

Capsule Review: A legal drama that is dry at times, but well written. The characters are interesting, and the film raises some interesting questions about how far one should go to pursue vindication. Surprisingly, the courtroom is completely on the sidelines, as the film focuses on the family of the accused. This one’s well worth watching.

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