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Rory O'Shea Was Here (Inside I'm Dancing) Reviews

Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Full marks for intent; barely a pass for execution.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Rory O'Shea is half sitcom, half sap.

Full Review Source: AV Club

September 26, 2005
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It addresses the essential human need for dignity, for freedom, for mastery over one's life.

| Original Score: 3/4

February 24, 2005
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The script, despite doses of irreverent humour, feels manipulative...

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

February 19, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Funny and moving, and more entertaining than some of the movies you are considering this weekend.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

February 18, 2005
Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post
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For all its noble intentions and vigorous performances, never transcends the claustrophobic character study.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

February 18, 2005
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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Sweet and deeply moving.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

February 18, 2005
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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By all outward appearance and promotional literature, this movie wishes to depict the lives of seriously handicapped people in as real and accurate a way as possible. So why does it resort to some of the most insultingly lame clichés imaginable?

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 18, 2005
James Berardinelli
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As a feel-good movie about disabled youths, Rory O'Shea Was Here gets the job done, but it isn't interesting or daring enough to make it worth a trip to a theater.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 17, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Sentimentality and gloom are treated with appropriate, if often unprintable, contempt.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

February 17, 2005
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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Director Damien O'Donnell and screenwriter Jeffrey Caine faithfully adhere to the bylaws of melodrama and quickly plunge us from triumph to tragedy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

February 17, 2005
Jan Stuart
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Writer Jeffrey Caine and director Damien O'Donnell all but cut out our vital organ with moments of hard-sell poignancy.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 4, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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What keeps us watching are the two leads.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

February 4, 2005
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Grows ever more manipulative and predictable.

| Original Score: 2/4

February 4, 2005
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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In this earnest but ill-conceived message movie, Irish director Damien O'Donnell appears determined to teach us a lesson without quite understanding it himself.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

February 4, 2005
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Thanks to a liberal dose of bracing humor and fresh, believable characters, Rory O'Shea emerges as the kind of inspirational movie that actually earns its crowd-rousing response as opposed to merely pushing the same old, emotion-coaxing buttons.

February 4, 2005
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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This is a lovely, moving tale of a powerful friendship.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 3, 2005
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Despite the periodic twinkling, the occasional detours into sentimentality and, most egregiously, the syrupy soundtrack that threatens to engulf the story at every turn, Rory O'Shea Was Here is better than the usual three-stage journey of courage.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2005
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Wildly uneven, constantly veering between honest emotions and insights and bald manipulation and contrivance.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 3, 2005
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Enjoyable piece of middlebrow British ephemera.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

February 3, 2005
Derek Elley
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Pic is hampered by a predictable, only mildy humorous script that chugs its way to a so-what conclusion.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 3, 2005
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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As charming a devil as the actor James McAvoy may be, the movie gives Rory, in his defensive brashness, no layers, no dimension of personal dream.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

February 2, 2005
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
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A plea for equality of opportunity, a worthy objective somewhat obscured by non-disabled actors occupying the lead roles.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 1, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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All of the characters have more depth than you get sometimes in these movies where it's cardboard caricatures.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

January 31, 2005
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