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2,499 Ratings

The Crying Game

Directed by Neil Jordan
United Kingdom, Japan, 1992
Crime, Drama, Romance


Against the backdrop of the Irish Troubles, an IRA member forms a strange bond with a kidnapped British soldier in his custody. He faces an impossible predicament when he finds himself falling in love with the soldier’s girlfriend.

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The Crying Game Directed by Neil Jordan

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1993 | Winner: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

1993 | 5 nominations including: Best Picture

Independent Spirit Awards

1993 | Winner: Best Foreign Film

Critics reviews

In our current more sexually progressive age, The Crying Game inevitably seems just a tad outmoded now in its view of a transgender female through a cisgender male perspective. And yet, though it doesn’t always escape a time-capsule feel in its sexual politics, Jordan’s film still packs an emotional wallop.
October 12, 2016
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An adroit piece of storytelling that’s ultimately less challenging to conventional notions about race and sexuality than it may at first seem… The plot… features a startling twist about halfway through; among the cleverly concealed safety nets that hold the conceits in place is an implied misogyny that only becomes evident once the story is nearly over. Still, this thriller gives you an entertaining run for your money and some offbeat frissons along the way.
December 18, 1992
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