An Irish drama that's a lot more sly and a lot less straightforward than it appears on the surface.
| Original Score: 3/4
Powerful indictment of the lengths human beings will go to to be right.
The drama feels artificially pumped-up.
It's like a PBS version of a movie of the week about child abduction, complete with histrionic, spit-flecked speechifying in quaint Irish brogues.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A cautionary tale of the mischief that can happen when men no longer see their neighbors as human.
| Original Score: 4/5
The gripping A Love Divided will leave you taking sides, whether or not that was the film's intent.
A solid, balanced period piece that focuses on a specific place and time yet resonates with universal themes.
Sydney Macartney, whose previous directing experience had been mostly in television, deals freshly with situations that also could have been cliches.
Both overly familiar in its themes and uncomfortably close to melodrama.
A disquieting study of how irresponsible demagoguery can ignite an ideological wildfire that consumes an entire community.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Impeded by overemphatic camerawork and a meandering POV.