There is admirable content, but unfortunately this one didn’t work for me. The material is ripe: two brothers join the IRA to fight UK power in 1920s Ireland. But the direction is sloppy, the character development is non-existent, the plot is static. And the ‘Kitchen Sink’ aesthetic makes it look like a cheap episode of ‘Masterpiece Theatre.' By the end I was just frustrated. Did the Cannes committee really award the Palm d’Or to THIS? For a much better film about Irish politics, watch Steve McQueen’s ‘Hunger’ with Michael Fassbender, which is brilliant.