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The Playboys Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
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This familiar pattern of headstrong girl and passions brimming beneath the surface is well directed by first time Scottish helmer Gillies MacKinnon, though the pace slows in middle reels as plot gives way to the troupe's enjoyable stage performances.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 11, 2008

Empire Magazine

Not amazing but watchable.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

March 11, 2008

Film4

The wry Irish wit sits like froth on the head of a glass of Guinness, masking a deceptively bitter brew.

Full Review Source: Film4

March 11, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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It seems like everyone had a ball; I know I did.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 11, 2008
Jeff Menell
Hollywood Reporter
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This absorbing film boasts several outstanding performances as well as a richness in both story and character that is much too rare these days.

March 11, 2008
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The film is set in 1957, before TV and cars became popular, thus explaining the centrality of two institutions in the Irish village: the church and the theater.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

June 21, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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With time, place and mood sensitively evoked, this is solid, intelligent entertainment, mercifully free of the usual 'Oirish' clichés.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This bit of blarney depicts a sweet, silly love triangle in 1950s provincial Ireland.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 26, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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There's magic in it.

March 6, 2005
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Rfeveals the delights and the drawbacks of small town life.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 18, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Mr. Finney, looking puffy and ravaged in the role of a man who has lost much of himself to drink (and whose obsessive interest in Tara somehow offers him the chance of redemption), brings a furious, buried intensity to Hegarty's longing.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The Playboys is low-key and disarming, and its appeal sneaks up on you.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Pamela Bruce
Austin Chronicle

All in all, The Playboys is an Irish treat.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie seems determined to match our expectations, instead of challenging them.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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A movie of surprising charm and resonance.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

| Original Score: 3/5

July 28, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

| Original Score: 3/5

April 24, 2004
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

| Original Score: 4/5

October 9, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

September 5, 2003
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