The Crying Game (1992)
"Play At Your Own Risk. "A British soldier is kidnaped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.
The Most Talked About Film of 1992
"The Crying Game" is one of those films that you see and you talk about for
days after you first see it. A genuine shocker at the time of its release,
the film was huge in 1992 and earned a Best Picture nomination from the
Academy. The film is a complicated puzzle which involves an IRA volunteer
(Stephen Rea in his Oscar-nominated role) who is assigned to guard a British
soldier (Forest Whitaker). An unlikely friendship develops and when
Whitaker is killed, Rea goes to find his girlfriend who is not at all that
she seems. There is no point in giving away her secret to those who have
not yet seen this film. However, the twists and turns of "The Crying Game"
are what make the film work. The movie is flawed in several areas, but
overall it is a noble work that ranks real high on the list of other great
films of the 1990s. 4.5 out of 5 stars.