Excellent actors pull a lot out of a slow film.
Something about the story of "Longford" is bound to frustrate you.
Without much difficulty, you should perceive the truth beyond the
actions of Myra Hindley (Samantha Morton), even regardless of the
inherent instability of her boyfriend, Ian Brady (Andy Serkis).
The story is central to that of Lord Longford (Jim Broadbent), an
old-fashioned but passionate man. His personal conviction is admirable
and beyond approach, but his gullibility is a serious handicap. Which
certainly makes him fair pray for various sociopathic approaches.
The story construction of "Longford" is slow, leisurely, almost. The
relationship between Lord Longford and his wife (Lindsay Duncan) crops
up during most of the film's slower points, provided the more personal
drama. It's a good film overall, a frustrating story, but not
cripplingly so. This is more than worth a watch.
RATING: 7.3 out of 10.
interesting character study
this character study is basically about a man who believed that any
criminal,no matter how evil and vile their crime,was beyond
redemption.he spent the better part of his life visiting prisoners and
campaigning for their release and rehabilitation.this particular movie
focused mostly on his efforts to have Myra Hindley,who with her
boyfriend Ian Brady,was convicted of the torture and murder of a number
of children.the most shocking and vile crime England has known.the case
was dubbed the moors murders,as that's where the events took place.Jim
Broadbent portrays Lord Longford,and is brilliant.Samantha Morton
portrays Myra Hindley and is very good,although her role is small,since
this movie is not really about her.Andy Serkis portrays Ian Brady in a
great,but brief performance.as for the real lord Longford,one thing you
can't accuse him o is hypocrisy.he stuck to his principles,and didn't
compromise.he was also a very compassionate human being.as for the
movie itself,i thought it was very well done,but i just wish it had
been a bit longer and in depth.the character of Lord Longford is very
interesting,and it would have been interesting to learn more about
him.for me,Longford,is an 8/10.