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Returning to the times of The Troubles, screenwriter Gregory Burke avoids a history lesson filled with agonized participants and blurred lines of morality. Instead, he builds a visceral experience out of known elements, taking viewers into the heart of panic and paranoia with a unique take on community unrest. Squint and tilt your head to the side, and perhaps “‘71” could even be considered an homage to “The Warriors,” sharing a similar caught behind enemy lines premise. However, this is not flippant movie, but a grim inspection of loyalties and honor during a clouded period of national divide, with director Yann Demange capturing panic and fear with remarkable precision. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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