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‘Starred Up’ to an adult prison because of his violent behaviour in a borstal, young offender Eric (Jack O’Connell) finds himself on the same wing as his estranged convict father (Ben Mendelsohn) in this hard-hitting drama. Screenwriter Jonathan Asser’s experience of working as a psychotherapist with violent inmates in Wandsworth prison gives the film a grim authenticity. It’s often incredibly tense and sometimes difficult to watch, but the acting is terrific.

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Certificate 18. Runtime 106 mins. Director David Mackenzie.

Released on Blu-ray & DVD by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and available on Digital HD.