Film Review Friday: Byzantium (2012)

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller, Caleb Landry Jones, Sam Riley, Tom Hollander, Christine Marzano, Daniel Mays, Thure Lindhardt, Warren Brown
Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes
Rating: 15
LoveFilm synopsis: Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.

My verdict: I’ve always been a fan of Gemma Arterton, ever since I first saw her in St Trinian’s (2007) as the fabulous Kelly Jones so I was really looking forward to watching this. It was a great film, and wasn’t as gory as I thought it might be, seeing as it’s a vampire film. Plus Daniel Mays is in it, and he’s always good. Highly recommended!


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