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Ash Wednesday (1973)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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A relationship between two brothers literally becomes a matter of life and death in this drama from writer, director and actor Edward Burns. Francis Sullivan (Burns) was a street-wise thug with ties to the Irish mob until his younger brother Sean (Elijah Wood) was killed on Ash Wednesday in 1980 while trying to protect Francis from gangsters who were out to kill him. Three years later, Francis is a law-abiding man who is trying to stay on the straight and narrow and keep his eye on Grace

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Jun 10, 1991

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Taylor, fashionably gowned and bejewelled carries the film almost single-handedly. Fonda is excellent in his climatic appearance, an usually superb casting idea.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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In what is little more than a homage to Taylor's face, the film spends a good deal of time looking at her reflection in the mirror and endorsing her Martini ad lifestyle up to the hilt.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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This is not a male chauvinist's conception of a woman, but her hairdresser's, full of envy, awe and superficial compassion.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The whole movie, indeed, feels longer than it is. It's 15 minutes short of two hours, and still it takes forever to be over.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Another in the long string of mediocre films by Taylor.

March 24, 2011 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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A dreadful bit of mid-70s soap opera.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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WRONG MOVIE POSTER! This is an Edward Burns movie. Pretty good too.
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