• Unrated, 3 min.
  • Drama, Animation
  • Directed By:
    Declan Recks
    In Theaters:
    Apr 1, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 24, 2009
  • Liberation Entertainment
  • Eden
    1 minutes 25 seconds
    Added: Oct 13, 2008


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Eden Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The sweet sadness of it rises through the banter like a mist. It's something to take home with you.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 16, 2011
Brian Tallerico

Declan Reck has made a character-driven drama that plays with stereotpyical elements of marriage movies like infidelity and ennui but makes them feel completely genuine.

Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com

March 19, 2009
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B+

March 17, 2009
Tony Medley

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 9/10

March 17, 2009


| Original Score: 3.5/4

March 17, 2009
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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To say it is bleak is an understatement. But it will make a lot of people reassess their marriages and decide that, in comparison, they're not so bad after all.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 5, 2008
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

Eden is a sad, nicely observed study of a decade-old marriage that, for the most part, is over.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

November 21, 2008
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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Walsh and Kelly are the embodiment of domestic despair, fumbling to find their way back into the light.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 21, 2008
F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly
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This portrait of an imploding marriage is remarkable for every reason that counts in a good film.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 20, 2008
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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An Irish indie that is well-observed and well-acted -- but ultimately, not much more exciting than the love lives of its lead characters.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 14, 2008
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Adapting a play by Eugene O'Brien, director Declan Recks has made a remarkably interior movie anchored by two heartbreakingly real, lived-in performances.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

November 14, 2008
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Eden is a picture so modest and minor-key that the emotional bruise it leaves may take days to develop.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 14, 2008
Geoff Berkshire

The kind of small movie that's all too easy to overlook, but even easier to like once you've seen it.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 13, 2008
Anna King
Time Out New York
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It's a tired conceit, but Kelly does a fine turn as an emotionally stunted lad, while Walsh dazzles, expertly conveying humiliation and resolve.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

November 12, 2008
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Eden lacks the technique to give its stifled domestic-erotic feelings their full power. Yet Kelly and Walsh, who has a shy sensuality that pokes out of her toothy homely beauty, are emotionally eloquent.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

November 12, 2008
Jay Antani

like channeling Mike Leigh or John Cassavetes in bringing this marital drama to the screen.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 6, 2008
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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The acting alone makes this picture well worth seeing.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

November 5, 2008
Scott Weinberg

Eden is almost achingly personal, and it's a testament to the small-but-powerful Irish film industry that tiny little personal stories like this one get funding.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 7, 2008
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Although its low-key realism is admirable, Eden doesn't really work.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

December 11, 2008
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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As drama, it's a chore.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

November 21, 2008
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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April 24, 2012
Rob Hunter
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March 24, 2012
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Andrew O'Hehir
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March 17, 2009
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
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March 17, 2009
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
March 17, 2009
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
March 17, 2009
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