Black Irish Reviews

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
December 3, 2007
While the film has many well-observed moments...it ultimately suffers from its relentless piling on of crises.
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Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2007
Black Irish boasts many memorable scenes and fine characterizations but ultimately plays more like a series of snapshots come to life than as an organically satisfying story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 26, 2007
A small-bore Southie coming-of-age drama whose heart is just a bit bigger than its cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
October 25, 2007
It's too sincere and thoughtful to be immediately dismissed. But it is terribly frustrating viewing: so much time and creative energy spent making a movie that, in one form or another, the audience has already seen.