December 1, 2011 |
*** (out of four) In the first few minutes of “Tyrannosaur,” a man kicks a dog to death, and another man urinates on his sleeping wife. If you're someone who goes to the movies to have a good time, there's the exit. Their loss. The feature directing debut from actor Paddy Considine (“Submarine,” “In America”), who also wrote the script, shines as an uncompromising character study about people's propensity for faith in the face of adversity, and anger that quickly transitions into cruelty.