What Richard Did looks set to be one of the most important and talked about Irish films of recent years. This powerful, low-key drama from the director of Adam & Paul and Garage is loosely based on the book Bad Day in Blackrock by Kevin Power and has picked up rave reviews from the Irish film critics. In her five-star review in The Irish Times Tara Brady said ‘a greatly needed antidote to an entire hysterical history of delinquent youths on screen’.
In the Irish Independent Gavin Burke also gave the film five stars saying ‘This terrific drama heralds Abrahamson as a major director’ and praising actor Jack Raynor ‘flitting between puppy dog and icy soullessness is the standout’.
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