Starred Up

19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past breaking point — Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist, who runs an anger management group for prisoners. Torn between gang politics, prison corruption, and a glimmer of something better, Eric finds himself in a fight for his own life, unsure if his own father is there to protect him or join in punishing him.
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Film Cast:

  • Eric Love: Jack O’Connell
  • Neville Love: Ben Mendelsohn
  • Oliver Baumer: Rupert Friend
  • Tyrone: David Ajala
  • Spencer: Peter Ferdinando
  • Des: Gershwyn Eustache Jnr
  • Hassan: Anthony Welsh
  • Ashley: David Avery
  • Governor Cardew: Sian Breckin
  • Deputy Governor Haynes: Sam Spruell
  • Principal Officer Scott: Gilly Gilchrist
  • Officer Gentry: Frederick Schmidt
  • Officer Evans: Edna Caskey
  • Officer White: Duncan Airlie James
  • Officer Hall: Matt Faris
  • Officer Self: Tommy McDonnell
  • Officer Smith: James Doran
  • Officer Johnson: Ian Beattie
  • Officer Corsair: C.C. Smiff
  • Officer Edwards: Jonathan Asser
  • Officer Henry: Paddy Rocks
  • MacDonald: Darren Hart
  • Jago: Raphael Sowole
  • Mubarak: Basil Abdul-Latif
  • Nurse Bankford: Aisha Walters
  • Ryan: Ashley Chin
  • Denton: Mark Asante
  • Worsley: Paul Lewis Ferguson
  • O’Sullivan: Ryan McKenna
  • Officer Wilson: Anthony Adjekum
  • Officer Stokes: Amma Boateng

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Shaheen Baig
  • Director: David Mackenzie
  • Digital Intermediate: James Clarke
  • Producer: Gillian Berrie
  • Stunt Coordinator: Rob Inch
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Robert Farr
  • Executive Producer: Sam Lavender
  • Executive Producer: James Atherton
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Rob Hughes
  • Executive Producer: Katherine Butler
  • Executive Producer: Jan Pace
  • Art Direction: Gillian Devenney
  • Co-Producer: Brian Coffey
  • Sound Effects Editor: Christer Melén
  • Editor: Nick Emerson
  • Director of Photography: Michael McDonough
  • Screenplay: Jonathan Asser
  • Set Designer: Tom McCullagh
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Joakim Sundström
  • Colorist: Adam Inglis
  • Editor: Jake Roberts
  • Costume Design: Susan Scott
  • Foley Artist: Paula Boram
  • Steadicam Operator: Cosmo Campbell
  • Location Manager: Catherine Geary
  • Foley Recordist: Sandy Buchanan
  • Visual Effects Producer: Katie Roehrick
  • Gaffer: Tony Devlin
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Sean Farrow
  • Title Designer: Howard Watkins
  • Still Photographer: Aidan Monaghan
  • Executive Producer: Andrew Boswell
  • Sound Recordist: John Soukup
  • ADR Editor: Anna Bertmark
  • Hairstylist: Deborah McCarthy
  • Makeup Designer: Nicole Stafford
  • Digital Compositor: Andy Quinn
  • Electrician: Stephen Catney
  • Title Designer: Julia Hall
  • Grip: John Connon
  • Makeup Artist: Judith Laverty
  • Production Sound Mixer: Ronan Hill
  • Art Department Assistant: Lynn Wilson
  • Property Master: Darren Lyttle
  • Set Dresser: Michael Cullen
  • Set Dresser: Christopher Smith
  • Makeup Artist: Victoria Money
  • ADR Recordist: Kevin McAlpine
  • Digital Compositor: Roger Serrabassa Vilar
  • Camera Trainee: Glenn Wootton
  • Data Wrangler: Scott Jamison
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Ian Marrs
  • First Assistant Camera: Sam Donaghy-Bell
  • Second Assistant Camera: Liam Devine
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Cathy Young
  • Assistant Editor: Zuzana Klimova
  • Assistant Editor: Iain Miller

Movie Reviews:

  • Reno: The latest British prison movie, which was partially based on the true story. The whole movie was shot inside a prison evolving into depicting the prison life. When a young, but a violent crime offender, Eric been transformed into an adult penitentiary, he meets his compeer. His strength will be tested against his counterparts who are two times older than him. The young fellow all prepared to face the most dangerous criminals from the country. Thus his restless days begin to fight for survival. He signs for therapy meet which is forced by his father who is also an inmate. Like all the father, the story describes his role as a protector. Definitely not a melodrama, but deliberately aggressive and he can do anything to defend his son.

    **”Starred up means you are leader.”**

    Impressive tricks by the felons who hide their weapons and other stuffs which can be useful for their defense. There is no exact story, scene by scene, it just replicates the real prison’s daily activities and experiences that one can go through. It is not a greatest prison story ever told, but the contents were so powerful, like, as I said it was kind of inspired by a real person’s. Jack O’Connell was unbelievably good in his role. He’s having a wonderful time right now and I am eager for his next venture ‘Unbroken’. The other characters were not that exposed as he was, but given equal good performances. I have not seen any prison related movie recently and this movie surprisingly met above my expectation.

    7.5/10

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