Cast & Crew
Director : Peter Medak
Producer : Luc Roeg, Robert Warr,
Screenwriter : Neal Purvis, Robert Wade,
Starring : Tom Courtenay, Eileen Atkins, Rebecca Eccleston, Peter Eccleston, Craig Turner, P.J. Nicholas, Bret Walker, Christopher Eccleston,
Is it odd that every film about British justice is truly about its miscarriage? Let Him Have It is unfortunately a tepid entry into Britain's genre of choice. Alongside films like In the Name of the Father it pales in comparison. Christopher Eccleston (with the aid of his entire family, it seems) plays amicably well the role of a "slow-witted" man condemned to execution for his part in the murder of a cop (the film revolves around the titular phrase: Was it meant literally (surrender the gun) or figuratively (shoot the bastard)?). But this movie is so slow and artless that its message -- that, you know, we shouldn't hang retarded kids -- isn't given much power.