A Prayer Before Dawn

Cinemas | Aug 10, 2018
Event Details

A man with nothing left to lose has everything to fight for! Witness a true life story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand’s most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom! A Prayer Before Dawn will premiere on August 10, 2018.

Movie Synopsis

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.

Rating: R

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

Starring:  Billy Moore, Chaloemporn Sawatsuk, Joe Cole, Nicolas Shake, Panya Yimmumphai, Pornchanok Mabklang, Sakda Niamhom, Somlock Kamsing, Sura Sirmalai, Vithaya Pansringarm

Genre(s): Action, Biography, Drama, Sport, Crime

Runtime: 116 minutes

A Prayer Before Dawn Movie Ratings and Review

Metacritics Ratings and Review

Metascore: 73/100

Metacritic Review

At once exhausting and astonishing, this no-holds-barred adaptation of British junkie-turned-pugilist Billy Moore’s Thai prison memoir is a big, bleeding feat of extreme cinema, given elevating human dimension by rising star Joe Cole’s ferociously physical lead performance.
-Variety- Guy Lodge


Rotten Tomatoes Ratings and Review

Tomatometer: 7.2/10

Rotten Tomato Review

No one would accuse it of breaking new ground, or finding fascinating new paths across its well-worn prison yard. But Sauvaire’s drama is lean and trim and unwavering in its task.
-Xan Brooks


IMDb’s Ratings and Review

Overall Score: 7.1/10

IMDb Review

Could have had more direction but nonetheless worth watching.


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