Five Minutes of Heaven
Five Minutes of Heaven – Movie Review
The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen’s brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
“Five Minutes of Heaven” is shot in a documentary style and deals with the troubles of Northern Ireland, in which nearly 4,000 people were killed. I actually thought it was more than that. It is told from the point of view of a 17 year old assassin, who is played as an adult by Liam Neeson, so you are already in big person territory. James Nesbitt plays the young boy who witnesses the death of his brother at Liam Neeson’s 17 year old hand. The story is shot from the point of view of Liam Neeson and the idea is that they are going to reconcile on a TV show about forgiveness. The five minutes refers to the relief that the young boy’s character expects to feel as a man…I won’t tell you why or how because it would spoil the movie. The movie is a fascinating character study, taken from a point of view completely differently than anything you have ever seen before. I give it five stars.