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Waking Ned Devine Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Some funny parts, but kids may not be interested.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
March 11, 2008
As the twin revelations of a wonderfully unexpected pay-off prove, in the end there's no substitute for wit, invention and real, priceless humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
March 11, 2008
Irresistibly charming.
Sandra Contreras
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 11, 2008
Jones could have done worse than to fashion this slight entertainment, but it's also clear that he could do much better.
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Derek Elley
Variety
March 11, 2008
A genial, feel-good item.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
March 11, 2008
Though it strives for broad humor, pushing cuteness and light irony, this bland 1998 movie isn't exactly a comedy.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
You'll love Waking Ned Devine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Charming performances and easygoing humour are the strengths of Jones's enjoyable Oirish romp.
Ilana Lindsey
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
The film is tediously slow. The actors seem to pause too long between lines and the storytelling is far too smooth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Completely delightful movie.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
There is no sense of newness to the story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 13, 2004
Gentle in most of its humor, but also has just enough edge and bite to keep it from being gaggingly gooey.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Like the hit movie The Full Monty, this British import has its funny shots of naked men.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
There's plenty of enjoyment to be found here, whether it be the humor, the honest performances, or just the sheer beauty. And I have to admit, it put me in the mood for a pint.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Loopy, charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
July 12, 2002
Breezy little comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
There is some nudity in Ned Devine, but it's the funniest nudity in movies in ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
A rollicking and playful comedy that encourages us to catch joy as it flies.
Jason Korsner
BBC.com
April 17, 2001
The beauty of this film is its simplicity. It's good old-fashioned story-telling, following the increasingly desperate attempts of a group of lovable rogues to fill their pockets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
an inspired if sometimes uneven offering, mixing broad physical comedy with touching melodrama and a few hints of dark black humor
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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