One Night in Millstreet Review

Cast: Steve Collins, Chris Eubank

Genre: Documentary

Director: Andrew Gallimore

In Cinemas: 5th April 2024


“One Night in Millstreet: A Captivating Journey into Ireland’s Sporting History From the creative duo of Andrew Gallimore and Lydia Monin, two-time Best Sports IFTA winners, comes a documentary that transcends the boundaries of time, plunging viewers deep into the heart of Ireland’s vibrant history. One Night in Millstreet is a story that chronicles a pivotal moment in Ireland’s narrative – the electrifying clash between Steve ‘The Celtic Warrior’ Collins and Chris ‘Simply The Best’ Eubank in the quaint town of Millstreet, Cork, back in 1995.

At its core, One Night in Millstreet is not just about boxing; it’s a riveting tale of resilience, determination, and national pride. Gallimore and Monin skillfully weave together interviews, archival footage, and expert commentary to paint a vivid picture of a nation united in anticipation and excitement. The film’s accolades speak volumes, having clinched the Audience Award at the esteemed Cork International Film Festival and the prestigious Best Documentary award at the Irish Film Festival London. What sets this documentary apart is its ability to transport viewers back in time, immersing them in the palpable tension and enthusiasm surrounding the iconic showdown.

Through candid interviews with the leading men—Steve Collins and Chris Eubank—and insights from boxing luminary Barry McGuigan and other key figures, the film captures the essence of a bygone era with unparalleled authenticity. But it’s not just the Super middleweight names that steal the show; One Night in Millstreet boasts a colourful cast of characters whose anecdotes and wit inject a delightful dose of humour into the narrative.


From Steve Collins’ indomitable mother regaling us with tales of Chris Eubank’s grand entrance to the eccentricities of boxing manager Barry Hearn, every moment is infused with charm and fun. Moreover, the documentary’s meticulous attention to detail ensures that even the most casual observer becomes engrossed in the intricacies of the sporting spectacle. Whether dissecting the strategic manoeuvres in the ring or delving into the psychological warfare between the opponents, One Night in Millstreet offers a comprehensive and enlightening exploration of the sport’s finer nuances.

But the most poignant aspect of the film is its ability to evoke a profound sense of nostalgia. As viewers are whisked away on a journey through time, they can’t help but be swept up in a wave of reminiscence, reliving the anticipation and enthusiasm of that fateful night in Millstreet. It’s a testament to the filmmakers’ prowess that they can capture not just the events themselves but the emotions and memories they evoke in an entire nation.


One Night in Millstreet is more than just a documentary; it’s a testament to the enduring power of storytelling. Through its expertly crafted narrative and compelling characters, it offers a poignant reminder of the moments that shaped us as a nation. So whether you’re a boxing fan or simply a lover of captivating documentaries and storytelling, this film will surely leave you enthralled, enlightened, and ultimately, deeply satisfying.”

Overall: 8/10

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