Jack O’Conell is currently on a mission to take over the world via acting. He hit onto the screen years ago in SKINS, one of JK’s all time favourite TV shows. He was a rough and tumble, doesn’t give a fuck about anything, takes lots of drugs, speaks his mind, screws everything and will fight anything kind of guy – the ending of the series with his final line had me in tears. He was true to his person through and through. Both Luke Pasqualino and Jack O’Connell have gone from strength to the strength since SKINS, up until this year they both were getting small parts here and there, but this year Jack O’Connell will become a household name across the world.

In 2014 alone he has been in 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, as Calisto, and it was in this role we saw that Jack has grown into a man from SKINS and woe that body! Then we got him in STARRED UP (although it was released in the UK in 2013) – suss our review of that and our competition still running now to win it on Blu Ray or DVD, then we will get him on Boxing Day in Angeline Jolie’s Oscar ark UNBROKEN, where Jack will be nominated for an Oscar, then early next year we will get to see him in this, ’71. 





Release Date: 12 March 2015 in Australia from eOneANZ
Director: Yann Demange
Featuring: Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid and Sean Harris

Jack O’Connell stars as Gary Hook, this exhilarating and gripping thriller re-creates “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland through the eyes of a young British soldier,
who is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971.

Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

The movie has a distinct formula or abandonment of soldiers but it has a truly new twist to it, firstly, Hook does not know who is enemy or his friends are and secondly just see the bloody trailer, it is awesome, you will get it, and you will love it. It has already released in the UK. And just let me say out of 36 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes it is currently on 97%. Critically O’Connell is nearly flawless as a lead.

Can’t wait for next March to see this one – what are your thoughts?



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