Movies starring Brendan Gleeson

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Tragedy of Macbeth, The

A wonderful thing about Shakespeare’s canon is that those plays can form the vehicles by which any director’s unique vision can emerge. Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, and Kenneth Branagh all recognized this. With The Tragedy of Macbeth, Joel ...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2021-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, ...
Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The

Those wacky Coens are at it again. And those serious Coens. And those loquacious Coens. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a paean to pre-revisionist Westerns, allows the Oscar-winning brothers to try out nearly every weapon in their considerable ...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Western
Director: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Cast: Tim Blake Nelson, Tyne Daly, Saul Rubinek, ...
Paddington 2

This is one sequel it’s a pleasure to review. Although not as fresh and lively as the first Paddington, the second feature based on the popular children’s book series by Michael Bond offers some of the best family entertainment outside an ...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2018-01-12
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Family/Adventure
Director: Paul King
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, ...
Live by Night

The connection between actor/director/writer Ben Affleck and author Dennis Lehane goes back nearly a decade. In 2007, Affleck made his directorial debut by adapting Lehane’s Gone Baby Gone for the screen. It was a high-water mark in both of the...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, ...
Assassin's Creed

Surely, this was going to be the one. That’s what gamers everywhere thought when the cast of Assassin’s Creed was announced. Two-time Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender. Oscar winners Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons. Plus Brendan Gleeson ...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Justin Kurzel
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, ...
In the Heart of the Sea

If you go to see Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea, you will get two movies for the price of one.  The first is a rousing deep sea adventure about a ship venturing into rarely-traveled waters in search of one of the era’s most val...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2015-12-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Themes)
Genre: Adventure
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, ...
Suffragette

Director Sarah Gavron and writer Abi Morgan deserve props for bringing to the screen the oft-neglected story of women's suffrage in the U.K. as well as illustrating what life was like during a time prior to the advent of women's rights. Suffr...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Sarah Gavron
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, ...
Edge of Tomorrow

As improbable a concoction as it might seem, Edge of Tomorrow is a curious mix of ingredients from the 1993 Harold Ramis/Bill Murray comedy, Groundhog Day, and James Cameron's 1986 sequel to Alien. An Earth-versus-aliens tale set in the near future...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2014-06-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sci-Fi Action and Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, ...
Raven, The

If Sherlock Holmes can be a yesteryear James Bond and Abraham Lincoln can be a vampire slayer, then who's to say that Edgar Allan Poe can't be the world's most literate consulting detective? With a script co-written by Shakespeare (Hannah, that is)...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2012-04-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: James McTeigue
Cast: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, ...
Safe House

Safe House is an overlong, underwhelming knock-off of The Bourne Identity - another generic spy thriller in which the "bad guy" (a traitor) is the good guy (because he's at war against corruption) and the "good guys" (government agents) are the bad...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2012-02-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, ...