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Ash Wednesday Reviews

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October 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 0/5
January 17, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
October 14, 2002
Burns' fifth beer-soaked film feels in almost every possible way -- from the writing and direction to the soggy performances -- tossed off.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 11, 2002
An ambitious, guilt-suffused melodrama crippled by poor casting.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 30, 2003
...unlike [Scorsese's Mean Streets], Ash Wednesday is essentially devoid of interesting characters or even a halfway intriguing plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 19, 2017
This might have been a good film if Burns (writer, director, producer) had tried harder.
October 10, 2002
There ought to be a directing license, so that Ed Burns can have his revoked.
March 24, 2011
With more swagger than Saint Pat on Snake Day, Edward Burns struts around 1983 Hell's Kitchen in search of a Sopranos audition.
April 20, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 9, 2002
Despite the authenticity of the trappings, the film is overblown in its plotting, hackneyed in its dialogue and anachronistic in its style.
October 10, 2002
This time Mr. Burns is trying something in the Martin Scorsese street-realist mode, but his self-regarding sentimentality trips him up again.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 11, 2002
We don't see much box-office green in this film's future.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 23, 2003
Ash Wednesday is not Edward Burns' best film, but it is a good and ambitious film. And it marks him as one of the most interesting writer/directors working today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2002
For all its brooding quality, Ash Wednesday is suspenseful and ultimately unpredictable, with a sterling ensemble cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2002
This may be Burns's strongest film since The Brothers McMullen.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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