A Prayer Before Dawn

An action movie that fulled of exciting stories and based on the biography of Billy Moore, the one who went beyond his ordeal inside one of the most cruel prisons in Thailand where he practiced boxing there for his freedom and became a Thai boxing champion.
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Shadows on the Wall
April 02, 2018 The film is utterly riveting, as director Jean-Stephane Sauvaire takes the audience on a jarring, unforgettable odyssey that leaves us with some big themes to chew on.
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July 19, 2018 This is grisly, visceral, often unwatchably brutal stuff: what seems like a moment-by-moment depiction of an unspeakable ordeal.
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Movie Nation
July 13, 2018 A prison pic that separates itself from the genre by never flinching or shying away from the horrific violence
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AV Club
May 22, 2017 It's a spare, brutal, well-crafted prison drama, anchored by an at-turns wildly aggressive and hauntingly vulnerable lead performance by Green Room's Joe Cole.
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Independent (UK)
July 19, 2018 It's a full-blown method-style performance. We don't question its authenticity for a moment.
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The National (UAE)
July 19, 2018 There's no medal for enduring this gruelling cinematic encounter... but you'll be glad you did.
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Financial Times
July 18, 2018 The viewer feels he is there with the cellmates and Hell-mates, a tabula rasa innocent abroad flung in among the tattooed and indigenous.
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May 22, 2017 A big, bleeding feat of extreme cinema, given elevating human dimension by rising star Joe Cole's ferociously physical lead performance.
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May 24, 2017 Like any mean prizefighter, it's admirable from afar.
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Sight and Sound
July 19, 2018 The routines and rituals of prison life and the boxers' training regime create an almost hypnotic spectacle, defined by the give and take of sparring body shots and repeatedly massaged limbs.
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The List
July 16, 2018 There's finesse in the filmmaking, colour and conviction in the supporting performances... but it's Cole that really sells it, by making you feel like he's living every single horrible second.
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Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 19, 2018 Cole... plays Moore with a clamped-down, concentrated ferocity: the character is no roguish anti-hero, but a frantic knot of sinew, to whom we don't relate so much as just cling onto for dear life.
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Annabelle: Creation
IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...