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A Love Divided Reviews

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 14, 2001
An Irish drama that's a lot more sly and a lot less straightforward than it appears on the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
November 30, 2001
Powerful indictment of the lengths human beings will go to to be right.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 12, 2001
The drama feels artificially pumped-up.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 21, 2001
It's like a PBS version of a movie of the week about child abduction, complete with histrionic, spit-flecked speechifying in quaint Irish brogues.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 21, 2001
A cautionary tale of the mischief that can happen when men no longer see their neighbors as human.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
September 7, 2001
The gripping A Love Divided will leave you taking sides, whether or not that was the film's intent.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
June 22, 2001
A solid, balanced period piece that focuses on a specific place and time yet resonates with universal themes.
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
June 21, 2001
Sydney Macartney, whose previous directing experience had been mostly in television, deals freshly with situations that also could have been cliches.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 6, 2001
Both overly familiar in its themes and uncomfortably close to melodrama.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 1, 2001
A disquieting study of how irresponsible demagoguery can ignite an ideological wildfire that consumes an entire community.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
May 29, 2001
Impeded by overemphatic camerawork and a meandering POV.