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‘Tyrannosaur’ poster

Posted by Guy Lodge · 4:06 pm · July 18th, 2011

I’ve just come from a screening of “Tyrannosaur,” Paddy Considine’s feature directing debut that made something of a splash at Sundance in January, winning awards for Considine and stars Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan. I’ll discuss the film in more detail soon, but I’m happy to report that the early festival hype is thoroughly justified — it’s a startlingly severe but compassionate character study broken open by a tremendous pair of lead performances that merit major awards consideration. Strand Releasing have the US rights, though a release date hasn’t been confirmed; for now, however, the film’s cryptic UK one-sheet ranks as one of 2011′s finest. (No, it’s not about dinosaurs.) Check out the full poster after the jump.

[Image: Optimum Releasing]




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9 responses so far

  • 1 7-18-2011 at 4:26 pm

    Jim T said...

    I don’t recall tyrannosaurs having that long tails. Is it deliberately?
    Anyway, colour me interested.

  • 2 7-18-2011 at 4:30 pm

    Dylan said...

    Jim T, I’m pretty sure you’re just recalling Tyrannosaurs incorrectly. A quick google image search does indeed show long tails.

    As for the film, I hadn’t even heard of it until Guy tweeted about it today, but color me interested.

  • 3 7-18-2011 at 4:30 pm

    via collins said...

    No doubt at all that the performances are top shelf, and the film left a heck of a mark on my heart and soul.

    Helluva tough sell to wide audience though.

  • 4 7-18-2011 at 5:59 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Well, I’m pretty sure no one’s going to attempt such a sell. Glad you’re a fan.

  • 5 7-19-2011 at 12:26 am

    Simon Warrasch said...

    I cross my fingers for Peter Mullan!

  • 6 7-19-2011 at 8:22 am

    Ibad said...

    I’m glad you liked the film! I think Peter Mullan’s performance is the finest lead performance since There Will Be Blood and Colman matched him in a few scenes as well.