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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Saoirse Ronan
Tom Holland
George MacKay
Anna Chancellor
Directors
Kevin Macdonald
Screenwriters
Jack Thorne
Running Time
101 minutes

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Plot
When a global conflict erupts, Elizabeth (Ronan), a 15 year-old New Yorker, is sent away to live with her cousins in a remote part of the English countryside. There, she and her cousin Edmond (MacKay) face a bitter fight to keep themselves safe and their family together.


Verdict
Macdonald's film is a noble stab at bringing Meg Rosoff's YA novel to the screen, which sees Ronan in typically watchable form.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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