Tony Benn: Will and Testament (★★★★★ Empire Review)

TonyBennSquareAn intimate and personal reflection on the life, work and legacy of one of Britain’s most influential, charismatic, contrarian and controversial political figures.

Whatever your view of the late Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn’s politics – and he would have fought for your democratic right to that opinion – his simple dedication to the question of right and wrong makes a persuasive argument for every one of the causes to which he devoted his parliamentary and political life. Thankfully, he lived to see the completion of Kite’s brilliantly conceived and immaculately realised documentary, which traces Benn’s private and political life and achievements from political awakening to veteran campaigner, without ever feeling like hagiography. If there’s any justice, it should inspire the kind of political engagement for which Benn was justly renowned.

A worthy documentary tribute as classy, engaging, politically astute and rabble-rousing as the late, great Mr Benn himself. ★★★★★


About David Hughes: Published Work

Empire and Time Out film critic, screenwriter of award-winning drama "Where the Road Runs Out", and MD of movie marketing agency Synchronicity, and author of books about Kubrick, Lynch and films that were never made.

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