Movie review ‘My Policeman’ (2022)

  • Director: Michael Grandage
  • With: Harry Styles, Emma Corrin. Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, Rupert Everett
  • Duration: 1h55
  • Based upon the novel ‘MyPoliceman’ by Bethan Roberts
  • Music by: Steven Price
  • Platform: Prime Video (Amazon)
  • My rating: 8,5/10


The arrival of Patrick into Marion and Tom’s home triggers the exploration of seismic events from 40 years previously.


This Summer I read the novel ‘My Policeman’, long overdue, thanks to my friend Medhat who convinced me to co-host a read along for the novel. I was pleasantly surprised to love the novel for what it had to offer: a love story, drama and a nostalgic atmosphere (albeit not all very positive, storywise… as two men fall in love in the fifties in the UK, where at the time such was forbidden and punishable) (my review for the book)

Bethan Roberts’ novel was adapted in this beautiful movie, (that was the reason for the read along, as we knew the movie was to be released shortly after) and this weekly was released on the streaming platform Amazon Prime Video. So I wasted no time and watched it, together with my partner. And we loved it! (I knew or sure my boyfriend would as he loves timepieces and the atmosphere and music it oozed)

Harry Styles is a damn good actor (not bad on the eye either, if I may say so) and did a great job portraying Tom, the policeman Marion and Patrick are both longing for. David Dawson portrays a wonderful Patrick (as does Rupert Everett) and both woman playing Marion do a bang on job! (There’s real chemistry between Harry and David, they are believable in their parts as lovers)

This was definitely no time wasted, the scenery was beautiful and it had that same nostalgic feel that the book had. One thing I did miss was the background of Brighton, which was more prominent in the book and was not really mentioned and used enough in the movie. Minor detail maybe but it felt like a character in itself in the book, the town,..

All in all a very lovely and honest money, great acting and wonderfully beautiful music.

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