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Eden Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 16, 2011
The sweet sadness of it rises through the banter like a mist. It's something to take home with you.
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
March 19, 2009
Declan Reck has made a character-driven drama that plays with stereotpyical elements of marriage movies like infidelity and ennui but makes them feel completely genuine.
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
March 17, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
March 17, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

Reel.com
March 17, 2009
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
December 5, 2008
To say it is bleak is an understatement. But it will make a lot of people reassess their marriages and decide that, in comparison, they're not so bad after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
November 21, 2008
Eden is a sad, nicely observed study of a decade-old marriage that, for the most part, is over.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2008
Walsh and Kelly are the embodiment of domestic despair, fumbling to find their way back into the light.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly
November 20, 2008
This portrait of an imploding marriage is remarkable for every reason that counts in a good film.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 14, 2008
An Irish indie that is well-observed and well-acted -- but ultimately, not much more exciting than the love lives of its lead characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 14, 2008
Adapting a play by Eugene O'Brien, director Declan Recks has made a remarkably interior movie anchored by two heartbreakingly real, lived-in performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
November 14, 2008
Eden is a picture so modest and minor-key that the emotional bruise it leaves may take days to develop.
| Original Score: 3/5
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
November 13, 2008
The kind of small movie that's all too easy to overlook, but even easier to like once you've seen it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Anna King
Time Out
November 12, 2008
It's a tired conceit, but Kelly does a fine turn as an emotionally stunted lad, while Walsh dazzles, expertly conveying humiliation and resolve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 12, 2008
Eden lacks the technique to give its stifled domestic-erotic feelings their full power. Yet Kelly and Walsh, who has a shy sensuality that pokes out of her toothy homely beauty, are emotionally eloquent.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jay Antani
Filmcritic.com
November 6, 2008
like channeling Mike Leigh or John Cassavetes in bringing this marital drama to the screen.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 5, 2008
The acting alone makes this picture well worth seeing.
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical
May 7, 2008
Eden is almost achingly personal, and it's a testament to the small-but-powerful Irish film industry that tiny little personal stories like this one get funding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 11, 2008
Although its low-key realism is admirable, Eden doesn't really work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 21, 2008
As drama, it's a chore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 24, 2012
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
March 24, 2012
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
March 17, 2009
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 17, 2009
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
March 17, 2009
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
March 17, 2009
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