A powerful and affecting award-winning drama from feature writer / director Paddy Considine, TYRANNOSAUR follows the story of two lonely, damaged people brought together by circumstance. Joseph (Peter Mullan) is an unemployed widower, drinker, and a man crippled by his own volatile temperament and furious anger. Hannah (Olivia Colman) is a Christian worker at a charity shop, a respectable woman who appears wholesome and happy. When the pair are brought together, Hannah appears as Joseph's potential saviour, someone who can temper his fury and offer him warmth, kindness and acceptance. As their story develops Hannah's own secrets are revealed - her relationship with husband James (Eddie Marsan) is violent and abusive - and as events spiral out of control, Joseph becomes her source of succour and comfort.


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A low budget movie with a high budget punch. "Tyrannosaur" has some holes in the plot, some unexplained sequences, but the story is gripping from beginning to end. Certainly the two (or three) lead... Read More

- manwithoutaname


This film is one of those gems you come across that is plausible and ties all the ends together. raw and rich in human experience, there's nothing artsy about this film. Set in lower class Ireland,... Read More

- DonD


Joseph is an angry man given to fits of brutal violence and self-loathing. Hannah is a seemingly kindhearted shopkeeper and devout Christian who’s own violent anger has been turned inwards causing... Read More

- RobBC

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