A Belfast Story Review

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There's been a spate of killings, all of ex-IRA men, across Belfast. It falls to a grizzled detective (Meaney) to track down the culprits.


Belfast is swept by murders of ageing former IRA members in writer-director Nathan Todd’s debut feature. Colm Meaney is typically solid as the dour, seen-too-much investigator, but the portentous drama is thrown away as one grizzled killer is dropped after another.

Less controversial than its misguided PR mailer and a lot less newsworthy too. A thriller that means well but falls some way short of thrilling.