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RAVE REVIEW FOR DEATH OF A SUPERHERO – Editor TONY CRANSTOUN

By September 28, 2011

Death of a Superhero, edited by Tony Cranstoun,  which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival has been given a five star review by Screen International: 

“Though sadness is at the core of Death Of A Superhero(adapted by Andrew McCarten from his own novel and relocated from New Zealand to Dublin due to the involvement of Grand Pictures and the Irish Film Board), the film never wallows in gloom or strives for easy sentimentality. Even moments that might be simplistic in other films – teen mates bonding and talking about sex, parents at the bedside and even a plan for Donald to lose his virginity to nicest prostitute (Jessica Schwarz) the screen has seen for a while – are convincing here. Kudos should go to director Ian FitzGibbon (who made Irish gangster film Perrier’s Bounty) to making a film that is compassionate yet astute and moving yet challenging.”

 The full article is available at: 

http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/the-latest/-death-of-a-superhero/5032581.article