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Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
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Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman

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The film loosely follows Britain's most prolific hangman, Albert Pierrepoint (Timothy Spall), from the time he is first trained for the job and accepted onto the list of the country's official hangmen in 1932 until his resignation in 1956.
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Monsters and Critics

September 07, 2007

Albert Pierrepoint single-handedly killed over 450 people in his career, dispatching most of them with an icy precision in less than 30 seconds.
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San Francisco Chronicle
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June 22, 2007

Grim and disturbing yet perversely riveting.
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Boston Globe
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June 15, 2007

Very much a bookend to Vera Drake in its mixture of post war British reserve and ugly reality. [Actor] Spall makes it work, creating a little man with big and terrible secrets.
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New Zealand Herald
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September 01, 2007

Conceived as a television film, this recreation of the life and times of hangman Albert Pierrepoint is both unfalteringly grim and mesmerisingly watchable.
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Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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July 17, 2009

Plodding biopic.
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Chicago Sun-Times
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November 02, 2007

The key to the film is in the performances by Spall and Stevenson -- and by Marsan. The utter averageness of the characters, their lack of insight, their normality, contrasts with the subject matter in an unsettling way.
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Chicago Reader
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June 21, 2007

The movie grows more compelling in the latter half as British public opinion turns against capital punishment and Pierrepoint begins to have his own doubts.
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Urban Cinefile
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October 09, 2007

A suitably sombre treatment of a sombre story, Pierrepoint is nevertheless a riveting drama, sketching out not only the salient facts of Albert Pierrepoint's life but the turmoil in which that life caused in his soul
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Oregonian
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July 13, 2007

Overdramatizes Albert's 24-year career.
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Globe and Mail

June 15, 2007

[The film's] grittiness instantly adds to the historically and socio-economically convincing picture of working-class Yorkshire in the last century.
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Film Threat

August 07, 2007

Spall is more than worthy of future leading roles.
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Toronto Star
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June 15, 2007

The very title of this movie seems to message its doom. What could possibly be dramatic enough about Britain's last hangman to carry our interest over a 90-minute film? A whole lot, it turns out.
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