Hangmen
Closed 2h 15m
Hangmen
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Hangmen NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(172 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
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Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Funny

About the Show

Following a successful run in the West End, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh returns to the Atlantic Theater Company with his first US premiere in 8 years.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (172)

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70 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if absolutely loved this play

Don't see it if great drame with humor when you least expect it

91 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Exquisite, Edgy

See it if You love Martin McDonagh (and who doesn't?!)

Don't see it if You have issues with British and Irish accents or can't stand dark humor

203 Reviews | 49 Followers
100
Perfect, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you like PBS style British comedies. The humor is dry and black. A play that does exactly what it is supposed to do - ENTERTAIN!

Don't see it if you dislike British humor, or can't understand British accents. It's not Monty Python, but definitely PBS material. Brilliant! Read more

145 Reviews | 34 Followers
100
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You love smart, funny plays. Dark, but with moments of levity, terrific acting, fun plot with murder, kidnapping, and townfolk in a pub

Don't see it if You have trouble with northern england accents.

445 Reviews | 56 Followers
100
Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Entertaining

See it if Dark and subversive. Very Martin McDonagh. Stellar performances. Perfect staging.

Don't see it if Sold Out

142 Reviews | 20 Followers
100
Great acting, Intense, Funny, Dark

See it if you liked Three Billboards film, Martin McDonagh's plays, Brit culture, the 60s, ensemble acting, dark humour

Don't see it if you have difficulty with Northern English accents, menacing characters, capital punishment, gender stereotypes

65 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Clever, Great writing, Intense

See it if You appreciate McDonagh's mordant wit and bitter humor and love his take on ordinary Britons, who can't give up on their violent profession.

Don't see it if You will be put off by thick accents and don't like McDonagh's subtle satire, bitterness, and violence. Hangmen is not light entertainment.

112 Reviews | 28 Followers
99
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if you are a fan of McDonagh’s plays, like plays with strong ensemble, and don’t mind a bit of gallows humour (pardon the pun)

Don't see it if you have difficulty with Irish accents or prefer your comedies to be on the lighter side Read more

Critic Reviews (42)

The New York Times
February 5th, 2018

"Criminally enjoyable...And aren’t we happy that Mr. McDonagh, who of late has mostly been otherwise engaged with movies, has reclaimed his mantle as the great deceiver of contemporary theater?...Directed with gleaming precision and grinning relish by Matthew Dunster...A happy-creepy reminder that Mr. McDonagh can still work his double-edged, sinister magic on a stage, making breathless, alarmed, and deeply satisfied dupes of us all."
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Time Out New York
February 5th, 2018

"Fans of the Irish-English auteur will be reminded of the qualities that make his work pop. Nasty humor twines with sadism...Rather than pushing that potential into new territory, he falls into comfy conventions that he winks at, but which also function as excuses for a thin and implausible story. Dunster’s production adds to the sense of artifice, with lurching shifts of mood-lighting and a physical space that works directly against the attempted comic suspense of the play’s denouement."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 5th, 2018

"Once again under the assured direction of Matthew Dunster, the play is right on brand for its author: sly, plot driven, and morbidly funny, with a masterly ear for regional voices and an array of plum parts for actors. While more deliberate and less full-on explosive than some of McDonagh’s earlier work, 'Hangmen' still taps into the undeniable satisfactions of clever plotting and strong character work."
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The Wall Street Journal
February 15th, 2018

"A galvanizingly black farce...A deadly serious play that is also chokingly funny...Glitteringly well-staged...Not since Robert Mitchum slithered onto the screen in 'Cape Fear' has there been a villain (if that’s what he is) quite so charismatically repellent as Mooney...McDonagh wants you to think, and it is his genius to do so by first making you laugh yourself silly. 'Hangmen' succeeds triumphantly on both counts."
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New York Daily News
February 5th, 2018

"McDonah is in comfort zone with his thoroughly entertaining but not completely airtight play 'Hangmen'...Flynn enthralls even when the script fails to make a case for some of his illogical actions...Under the direction of Mattnew Dunster, the whole ensemble is killer...There have been better McDonagh plays in New York...But 'Hangmen' comes out swinging and despite questions that arise about why some characters do what they do, the play ropes you in."
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Variety
February 5th, 2018

"Under the fastidious direction of Matthew Dunster, the ensemble work is slickly well-oiled in the best tradition of barroom plays...Despite the howling laughter earned at the expense of these northern bumpkins and their semi-literate discourse, there’s a black storm cloud behind McDonagh’s surface wit...It’s a treat to watch these antagonists, played with excruciating edginess by Addy and Flynn, circling one another with murder in their eyes."
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The Hollywood Reporter
February 5th, 2018

"A delectably dark comedy about injustice, revenge and man's instinct for violence, state-sanctioned or otherwise...Those bristling themes make this expertly crafted play a lively companion piece to McDonagh's 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri...McDonagh is back in top form here...If the later plotting becomes less precise, the dialogue crackles, the running jokes are devilishly good, and the characters are incisively drawn, providing choice fodder for an electric ensemble."
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AM New York
February 5th, 2018

"Martin McDonagh’s old-fashioned, engrossing and extremely entertaining new play...'Hangmen' is unquestionably one of the most exciting Off-Broadway productions of the season...This is a meticulously-plotted work containing interesting, well-developed characters and built upon elements of black comedy, pub drama, physical farce, whodunit mystery, action thriller, and legal drama...Finds the ideal balance between roaring entertainment and grim uneasiness."
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