Into the West (1993)

Into the West


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Movie Info

Gabriel Byrne (who also produced) stars as Reilly, an Irish widower left alone to raise his two young sons (Ruaidhri Conroy and Ciaran Fitzgerald). After moving to Dublin, the family faces hard times until the boys discover a white horse with magical powers that allow them to escape their grim life.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Jim Sheridan, David Keating
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 4, 2003


as Papa Reilly

as Kathleen

as Grandpa

as Barreller

as Hartnett

as Inspector Bolger

as Superintendant O'Mar...

as Mrs. Murphy

as Mr. Murphy

as Nan Connors

as Morrissey

as Conor Murphy

as Birdy Murphy

as Angela Murphy

as Cafferty

as Cafferty

as Sergeant Brophy

as Welfare Man

as School Inspector

as Traveller

as Woman with Pram

as Policeman With Riot

as Shopkeeper

as Hotel Clerk

as Detective

as Younger Policeman

as 1st Journalist

as 2nd Journalist

as Reporter

as Man Selling Car

as Woman in Lift
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Critic Reviews for Into the West

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Into the West


This one was a bit confusing. It is based on some Irish folklore that is at times hard to follow and/or understand. The kids were cute, and their relationship with the horse was adorable. The story itself was charming enough, but I think that some of the translation was lost somehow. Cute enough, though, for light entertainment...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Silly little film about Gabriel Byrne and his screen children. Shouldn't be watching by anyone over the age of 10.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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