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42 Ratings

Let Him Have It

Directed by Peter Medak
United Kingdom, France, 1991
Drama, Crime, History


In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek’s friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which would forever shake England’s belief in capital punishment.

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Let Him Have It Directed by Peter Medak

Critics reviews

Let Him Have It finds Medak in a despairing mood, depicting a tragedy that begins long before a jury chooses to assign an improbably malevolent interpretation to Bentley’s fateful words… Bentley was posthumously pardoned by the Crown in 1998, but while Let Him Have It no longer has an urgent mission, it’s an agonizingly sober film, still capable of inspiring righteous outrage on behalf of squandered lives.
November 25, 2014
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