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A Prayer Before Dawn

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A Prayer Before Dawn is the remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. He is quickly thrown into a terrifying world of drugs and gang violence, but when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes this might be his chance to get out. Billy embarks on a relentless, action-packed journey from one savage fight to the next, stopping at nothing to do whatever he must to preserve his life and regain his freedom. Shot in a an actual Thai prison with a cast of primarily real inmates, A Prayer Before Dawn is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth.

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Based on 10 A Prayer Before Dawn Cinema reviews, A Prayer Before Dawn gets an average Cinema review score of 77. The score for all versions is 77 based on a total of 10 reviews.
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www.empireonline.comCinema
The true story of British drug addict Billy Moore (Joe Cole), who found himself in a brutal Thai prison. Initially treated warily by his fellow inmates, he wins their respect — ...
48d ago
90/100
www.villagevoice.comCinema
Thai Prison Drama “A Prayer Before Dawn” Feels Scarily Authentic
48d ago
90/100
www.nytimes.comCinema
Mr. Sauvaire’s approach may not be for everyone, but his skill and audacity are invigorating — and, strangely, liberating.
48d ago
80/100
variety.comCinema
Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire's bone-shaking fusion of violent prison drama and Muay Thai boxing bonanza is a sweaty, mighty feat.
48d ago
80/100
www.hollywoodreporter.comCinema
British actor Joe Cole ('Peaky Blinders,' 'Green Room') stars as a heroin addict locked up in a festering Thai prison, where he discovers redemption through boxing.
48d ago
3/4
www.rogerebert.comCinema
This movie is a remarkable feat that requires a strong stomach to sit through. I was unaware, prior to seeing it, that it’s based on a true story, and the movie’s coda was that ...
48d ago
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A Prayer Before Dawn release date for Cinema August 10, 2018 2 Months Ago (US)

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A Prayer Before Dawn was released on Cinema 70d ago in the US and the UK.
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August 10, 2018Confirmed
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