D: Paddy Considine
Studio Canal/Film4/UK Film Council (Diarmid Scrimshaw & Mark Herbert)
UK 2011
92 mins


W: Paddy Considine
DP: Erik Wilson
Ed: Pia DiCiaula

Peter Mullan (Joseph), Olivia Colman(Hannah), Eddie Marsan (James), Paul Popplewell (Bod), Sally Carman (Marie)

Those expecting a film about a dinosaur may be very disappointed, as this is a powerfully-observed character study about repressed anger.
Peter Mullan plays an embittered, lonely man who lives day to day getting drunk, gambling and having explosive moments of rage. He finds solace when he befriends a devout charity shop worker who has problems of her own with an abusive, violent husband.
It's a film where not a lot happens, but you're still transfixed to the screen due to the brilliance of the two leading performances.
A solid directorial debut from Paddy Considine.

Olivia Colman & Peter Mullan in Tyrannosaur
Olivia Colman & Peter Mullan in Tyrannosaur