McGuinness and Paisley: Unlikely double act fails to catch fire

McGuinness and Paisley: Unlikely double act fails to catch fire
Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall in The Journey

Strained and clumsy dialogue, while the more obvious grandstanding moments struggle to connect

The Journey: Directed by Nick Hamm, Nationwide, 12A, Rating: ****

Without Name: Directed by Lorcan Finnegan, Nationwide, 15A, Rating: ***

It’s one of the great unanswered questions of recent Irish history: how did Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley put their differences aside and forge peace from generations of enmity? Belfast-born director Nick Hamm’s The Journey is a fictionalised attempt to imagine what happened between McGuinness and Paisley, stretching the...

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