Pierrepoint - The Last Hangman

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Released 2007

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Director:
Adrian Shergold
Released:
2007
Rating:
R
This IFC drama follows the devastating, true-life story of Albert Pierrepoint, Britain's most notorious hangman. Following in the footsteps of his father and uncle before him, Pierrepoint (Timothy Spall) joins the 'family business' and rises through the r

Metacritic Score

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    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 ...

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times

    At once desperately grim and unnervingly gripping, providing an exacting sense of the detail and procedure that went into death by hanging.

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    In Pierrepoint:The Last Hangman Timothy Spall sinks his teeth into one of the juiciest roles of his career.

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