Crying Game, The

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999

Brief Synopsis: "The Crying Game is about the main character Fergus' experiences as a member of the IRA, his brief but meaningful encounter with Jody who is held prisoner by the group, and his unexpected romantic relationship with Jody's girlfriend, Dil whom Fergus promised Jody he would protect. Events force Fergus to decide what he wants for the future, and ultimately what his nature dictates that he must do."

Overall Ranking: 909 (Rank from 1992: # 13)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Jay of Life Vs Film70(full review)

People Involved

  • Forest Whitaker (Jody)
  • Miranda Richardson (Jude)
  • Stephen Rea (Fergus)
  • Adrian Dunbar (Maguire)
  • Jaye Davidson (Dil)
  • Neil Jordan (Director)