This New Cillian Murphy Comedy Film Has 100% On Rotten Tomatoes


I am very patiently awaiting the new series of Peaky Blinders to be on my TV screen. I’m missing the dulcet Brummie tones, the gritty story and just about everything else. The thing is, head and shoulders above the rest of that show would be Cillian Murphy. I just want to see him again.

He’s such a profoundly good actor and one that I put in the same category as Ryan Gosling as someone who can stand straight-faced on camera without doing anything and still make you go “yeah to be fair that is good acting”. I’d love to see them in something together.


But he’s a pretty serious-looking guy, isn’t he, old Murphy – you couldn’t imagine him being in a comedy, really (except for one that he was in with Brie Larson set in the seventies).

Well my reservations were wrong, since you can get your Cillian fix from a new British comedy-drama that’s got a whopping 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.



Anyway, it’s not just Cillian Murphy in the film; it has an amazing cast, including Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarkson.

Here’s what The Party is about:

After she receives a promotion and becomes the secretary of health, a British cabinet politician (Scott Thomas) and her academic husband (Spall) host a soiree for the political and intellectual elite that ends with blood on the floor.”

Have a watch of the trailer…

Looks great. Very different.

You can see that it’s got a pretty heavy drama element in the film, but still looks funny.

Reviews have called it:

A sharp-edged, claustrophobic parlour piece that puts the boot into middle-class mores.”


a short, sharp, funny shock of a movie; a theatrical drawing-room comedy which plays out in real time with elegance and dispatch, cantering up to a cheeky punchline twist which leaves you laughing over the final credits.”

I’m looking forward to seeing it, if only for that cast.


If you’re wondering, Cillian plays a drug-taking, gun-toting banker. So there’s that.

The Party is in cinemas today. Watch it.

Images via Picturehouse, BBC

H/T: The Guardian, Empire

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