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Gabriel Byrne and Hannah Beth King - 65th Berlinale International Film Festival - 'Nobody Wants the Night' (Nadie quiere la noche) - Premiere and Opening Ceremony at Berlinalepalast - Berlin, Germany - Thursday 5th February 2015

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Gabriel Byrne - 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Nobody Wants the Night' - Photocall at Hotel Hyatt - Berlin, Germany - Thursday 5th February 2015

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Gabriel Byrne - Gabriel Byrne out and about with a mystery blonde woman close to the Powerscourt Towncentre - Dublin, Ireland - Friday 25th July 2014

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Gabriel Byrne - Actor Gabriel Byrne arriving at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre for opening night of play 'Noises Off' - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 8th July 2013

All Things to All Men Review


Sadly, there has been such a glut of gun-packed London crime thrillers, that it simply isn't enough to make one that looks good and has a fierce energy: you need a solidly structured plot that goes somewhere unexpected. And that's where this film struggles. It's slick and atmospheric, with a terrific cast, but the story is so overcomplicated that it's almost impossible for us to maintain any interest in what happens.

At the centre is Detective Parker (Sewell), a shifty cop who's playing a very dangerous game as he tries to crush mobster Corso (Byrne) by undermining his cash-flow and threatening his son (Mascolo). Parker gets help from his rather reluctant partner Sands (Maynard), but rookie Riley (Gregory) is horrified to see the corruption he has wandered into. Then the efficient hitman Riley (Stephens) walks straight into the middle of everything, unaware of what's going on. He hides out with an old friend (Paraky) whose husband was also caught in the crossfire. And none of them realises that they're on a deadly collision course.

Isaac has a superb eye for catching London on-screen, using striking iconic locations and placing the action within the sweeping scale of the city. But his overuse of shoot-outs and car chases makes it feel deeply implausible. And his screenplay makes little concession to the audience, as dialog is peppered with references to earlier events we know nothing about. Clearly there are all kinds of interconnections between these people, but it's impossible to untangle them so that things make sense. Much more interesting is the way everyone gets caught up in the moral ambiguity of each decision they must make.

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Victoria Bali

Gabriel is GREAT !!!! He's TOP man in Hollywood.Victoria.Russia.

7 years 9 months ago
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jmk

mr byrne appears all too genuine in his work. his characters are not contrived. i for one would like more faust, and less of the real person. just a suggestion.jmk

5 years 12 months ago
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