In a working-class part of the city of Leeds in northern England, a man in the grip of an alcoholic rage beats a dog to death. This is just one of many harrowing moments in “Tyrannosaur.”
Directed by British actor turned filmmaker Paddy Considine, “Tyrannosaur” is a feature debut that crash-lands into the senses and burns up with a vengeance. Watching this tale of three people locked in violence and misery, you find yourself gasping for a bit of air, a little respite, anything to get away. One thing’s for sure: This relentless, riveting movie certainly catches the attention.