CALM WITH HORSES tells the dark and dirty tail of ex-boxer Douglas (Cosmo Jarvis LADY MACBETH, PEAKY BLINDERS) – the faithful and violent right-hand-man to a drug-dealing family in the West of Ireland.
Doug is ready to dole out beatings at the whim of his best friend, and the family’s unpredictable protégé, Dympna (Barry Keoghan DUNKIRK, AMERICAN ANIMALS).
Arm’s struggle to find his place in the world has consequences on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Ursula (Niamh Algar THE VIRTUES, THE LAST RIGHT) as she strives to find a better life for herself and their young son Jack.
Brilliant Barry Keoghan shows again why he is an acting genius and it really is only a matter of time till he has an Oscar on the shelf.
This is a gritty and great Irish film, a tragic family tale told superbly well by a first time director destined for great things.
The only thing wrong with this movie is…I wanted more so CALM WITH HORSES gets ★★★★½