Evelyn Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
While it does have its charm, and it does, it's a pretty bad, pretty hokey piece of fluff that never really registers as a genuine drama, only as an emotionally manipulative piece of dribble with actors that give horrible accents.
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
March 27, 2009
A sprightly pace and a fatalistic sense of humor propel the proceedings over a generous amount of drinking jokes and other cliches of Irish life and culture.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 6, 2009
Did director Bruce Beresford have to ratchet up the saccharine of an innately sentimental story?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
It offers few surprises, but the strength of the performances, and Beresford's touch as a director make it a worthwhile diversion.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Instead of the clear-headed resolve the material demands, Beresford's film offers slush, blarney and grandstanding actors ...
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
Evelyn works as a modest parable, the truth shining through in spite of the filmmakers' unfortunate oversimplifications.
| Original Score: C+
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 14, 2004
Old fashioned spirit and resolve work well in a movie like 'Evelyn.'
| Original Score: B
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
June 25, 2004
Modest in almost every respect, yet deeply satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...too schmaltzy to take seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brett Buckalew
FilmStew.com
June 12, 2003
After The Tailor of Panama made it clear that Brosnan can slide into character-based comedy with ease, Evelyn proves that his more challenging, dramatic work is in desperate need of being vigorously shaken and stirred.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
May 10, 2003
Here's a sweet film to rent for Father's Day or Christmas. It's a heart-warmer, charming, and shot with a sugary cinematic eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 25, 2003
In honour of this movie, bars everywhere may wish to offer a new kind of Irish coffee called the "Evelyn": made with whiskey, coffee and a gallon of treacle.

FilmFour.com
March 23, 2003
Fluffy, light-hearted and with a nicely comic script that sparkles with all the warm glow of an Irish picture postcard, Evelyn is an enjoyable 90 minutes of unashamedly clichéd shamrock shenanigans.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 14, 2003
Yes, it's a bit warm and quaintly Irish (down to the freckled children and rosy-cheeked barmaid!), but it's also a crackling story about the difference between the law and justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 11, 2003
A film for those that rarely go to the movies 'because they don't make movies like they used to.' Well, apparently they do...
Full Review | Original Score: A
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 26, 2003
Adults might find the movie on the slight side, though it's a good choice for family night viewing.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
February 25, 2003
As saccharine movies go, this is likely to cause massive cardiac arrest if taken in large doses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean O'Connell
Eclipse Magazine
February 24, 2003
Swells the heart in that predictable yet sweet way all come-from-behind pictures should.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
February 16, 2003
Evelyn may be based on a true and historically significant story, but the filmmakers have made every effort to disguise it as an unimaginative screenwriter's invention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
January 31, 2003
Director Bruce Beresford follows a straightforward and predictable path, yet succeeds in pulling your emotional strings even when you know what's coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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