Incendiary (2008)

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Director: Sharon Maguire
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams, Matthew MacFadyen, Nicholas Gleaves

Based on Chris Cleave’s electrifying best-selling novel, Incendiary is an explosive thriller set in the aftermath of a terrorist strike in London. When a bomb blast at a football game kills her husband and son while she is in the midst of an illicit encounter with Jasper - a man she picked up in a pub – the promiscuous wife and young mother becomes wracked with guilt. Matters are further complicated when she becomes involved with Terence, the policeman in charge of the investigation into the bombing. Angry at the betrayal, Jasper begins his own investigation and soon discovers that Terence harbours some shocking secrets himself…

Status: Normal
Run time: 96mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: English 5.1

Member Reviews (10)

Bit of a snore.
Posted Wednesday, 4 June 2014 See my other reviews
This was a very good story, altho for me the ending was quite a let down. Never been a real fan of Michelle Williams, but I thought she did a very good job in this role. Ewan, as always, is never a let down.
Posted Saturday, 24 August 2013 See my other reviews
A gritty and compelling drama about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. Michelle Williams is outstanding, although I have to agree with the previous reviewer who pointed out that her waif-like body seemed more Hollywood than working-class council estate. Still, a minor quibble in what is a worthy film.
Posted Monday, 29 October 2012 See my other reviews
I loved this movie for the depth of character and the sensitive way of showing a mother's spiral into utter grief. Michelle Williams is first class.
Posted Tuesday, 8 November 2011 See my other reviews
Excellent, watch watch watch. Michelle and Ewan put in a great performance, Gritty story.
Posted Friday, 19 August 2011 See my other reviews
A complex movie which is quite sad. Don't watch if you don't like unhappy movies.
Posted Friday, 29 July 2011 See my other reviews
I had read the book and so it's no surprise that personally the film did not live up to my expectations. The characters were depicted well and the opening of the film was near-perfect to the book and after that the film lost all the excitement of the books plot. The film became an emotional battle about a lady who loses her child in a terrorism attack on a British football match and only touched on the conspiracy that the government knew. Read the book and leave the film.
Posted Wednesday, 8 June 2011 See my other reviews
Really a poor movie, only a platform for Michell Williams. The only Good part was Matthew Macfadyen's comment that "Terrorism is not a battle against races it is a battle against another species"
Posted Thursday, 2 June 2011 See my other reviews
Jan K
We found this quite depressing really ... no life to it and a sad tale which didn't really have any uplifting moments at all.
Posted Tuesday, 1 March 2011 See my other reviews
Incendiary sounded promising and has a good cast but has the kind of plot that perhaps worked okay in a novel but seems totally over-egged in a 90 minute movie. Michelle Williams does a fairly good mockney accent but her elfin face and child-like build made it hard for me to take her seriously as a fourth generation north London council estate resident. Still, I was moved to tears by the story of her loss of her young child. The other sub-plots (infidelity, terrorism, romance) seemed just a bit far-fetched.
Posted Monday, 28 February 2011 See my other reviews
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