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Ash Wednesday Reviews

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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
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.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 11, 2002
An ambitious, guilt-suffused melodrama crippled by poor casting.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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
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Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly
October 10, 2002
There ought to be a directing license, so that Ed Burns can have his revoked.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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.