Trailer for TYRANNOSAUR Starring Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman

     August 25, 2011


A trailer has gone online for Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur and unless the movie has been drastically recut, it’s not an accurate representation.  As I said in my Sundance review, the film is grim, brutal, and pointless.  It is rarely uplifting and if there’s drama between Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman’s characters, it’s because of the actors’ tremendous performances and the tension of two people who are unable to trust anyone and yet want to rely on each other.  I know other critics who were mesmerized and deeply moved by the film, and it picked up multiple awards at Sundance, but I felt it was mainly one-note.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  Tyrannosaur currently has no release date but it will likely open sometime before the end of the year.

Trailer via InContention.


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  • MC ATTAck

    I thought they were speaking russian or something until half of the trailer.

  • pv13

    what a crock! i didn’t see a single dinosaur in that trailer!

  • News Hit

    Re Goldberg’s review:“they’re stuck playing flat characters that are defined by their suffering and almost nothing else.”

    No. Just no. The characters are capable of hope and empathy, and they often strive to protect and engage in one another’s lives, but – because of their situations or behavioral patterns – often fall into self-destruction and violence.

    Colman is not the “battered wife”. In her introduction, we learn that she is a kind and generous person who is capable of taking in someone that others would automatically discard. That is a sign of strength, and her continuing willingness to try and help this stranger further accentuates her generosity and strength.

    I don’t mind criticism of the film, but it has to be accurate and be engaged with what has occurred on screen. I also find it amusing that he lectures about the amount of “dramatic weigh” to the story (“that their inclusion doesn’t automatically add dramatic weigh to a story”), a slip that says a lot about his laziness and arrogance as a writer.