Closing the Ring

2008-05-10 00:21
What it's about:

During the Second World War a B-17 bomber crashes near the city of Belfast. The plane's dying rear gunner asks a local to return a ring to a girlfriend back in the States. Half a century later, a young Belfast man finds the ring, discovers its history and attempts to track down the gunner's old girlfriend. It turns out that the girl married the gunner's best friend.

What it's about:

"Despite boasting cinematic pedigree on-screen and off, Closing The Ring is amateur and predictable – from Peter 'son of Edward' Woodward's clunky soap opera screenplay to unimaginative lensing and ropey SFX."
Jane Crowther, Total Film

"After recent disappointments Sir Dickie Attenborough is back on better, albeit old-fashioned, form."
Alan Morrison, Empire Magazine

"With all the will in the world, this is a mere footnote to Attenborough's distinguished filmography."
Trevor Johnston, Time Out

"It would be a flinty heart indeed that fails to be touched by the rheumy-eyed playing of MacLaine and her co-star Christopher Plummer."
Anthony Quinn, Independent

"Closing the Ring is well-acted throughout and it has a romantic appeal that is not to be sneered at, even if some may find it bland."
Derek Malcolm, This is London

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A young man searches for the proper owner of a ring that belonged to a United States World War II bomber pilot.

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