DEATH OF A SU­PER­HERO

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM LISTINGS - Di­rected by Ian Fitzgib­bon. Star­ring Andy Serkis, Thomas Brodie-Sang­ster, Ais­ling Lof­tus, Michael McEl­hat­ton, Sharon Hor­gan

Im­pres­sive Ir­ish film from the di­rec­tor of A Film with Me in It about a teenager who sub­li­mates thoughts about his ter­mi­nal disease into vi­o­lent comic-book art. The per­for­mances are all top-notch (notably an un­char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally quiet Serkis as the boy’s psy­chi­a­trist) and the script is sen­si­tive about all is­sues ad­dressed. Un­for­tu­nately, the pic­ture is that just lit­tle bit light on nar­ra­tive. Good work, none­the­less. 15A cert, Light House, Dublin, 96 min

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