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Maze is the incredible true story of the 1983 mass break-out of 38 IRA prisoners from the HMP Maze high security prison. Larry Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) (Avengers: Infinity War), is chief architect of the largest prison escape in Europe since World War II. While scheming his way toward pulling off this feat, Larry attempts to establish a friendship with prison warder Gordon Close, (Barry Ward, Jimmy’s Hall). Their relationship represents the first green shoots of the eventual peace process.

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Screen Daily
“Stephen Burke’s low-key, well-acted thriller is scrupulously even-handed while making the stakes clear…this film educates as well as entertains.”
With concentration and pure conviction, [Vaughan-Lawlor] portrays the almost-monastic single-mindedness of an IRA man who is utterly devoted to his cause.”
“Gritty (…) Maze gets the tone right.”

The Irish Times
“More like The Great Escape than we had any right to expect.”
“Exciting, well-made.”
“Vaughan-Lawlor combines raw commitment with a sneaky flexibility to give us an honest man who lies like a master.”

“Vaughan-Lawlor shines in Maze.”
“Gritty, taut, and compelling.”
“Vaughan-Lawlor is mesmerizing as the steely Larry Marley.”
“Splendid screenplay.”
“You will be riveted to your seat in what is a refreshingly authentic film, which has not one false note.”

No More Workhorse
“Vaughan-Lawlor is flawless.”

Film Ireland
“What Maze does impressively is blend historical context with genre filmmaking, managing to feel both important and exciting.”

Belfast Telegraph
“A compelling study of jailbreak, far from IRA propaganda.”

Sunday Independent
“Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is superb.”
“A finely calibrated film.”

Evening Echo
“Will a-Maze captive audience.”