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Critic Reviews for Bloom
only succeeds in simplifying Ulysses, not extracting meaning or emotion from it
Audience Reviews for Bloom
The characters from Joyce's Ulysses are personified in this film.
My sentence-long summary of the film is as it is because the film is so loosely based on Joyce's book that it's hard to call this an adaptation; the characters have the same names and act vaguely like the book's characters, a few of the events are the same, but there are a lot of liberties taken. With a book like
If nothing else, you've got to admire Irish writer/producer Sean Walsh for daring to bring James Joyce's hugely dense epic Ulysses to the silver screen. Unfortunately the behemoth of a book proves just, well, too big
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