Cal Reviews

February 9, 2006
The symbolism is thrashed just a little hard at times, but on the whole it's a most impressive debut from O'Connor, strongly acted all round.
January 26, 2006
Has its powerful moments.
October 8, 2005
June 29, 2005
October 23, 2004
Cal tells a story that has been told many times before, but tells it quietly and powerfully about a particular time and place: Northern Ireland in the 1980s.
December 12, 2003
November 24, 2003
July 23, 2003
A taut, compelling film about the tension, distrust and senseless violence in contemporary Ireland.
May 20, 2003
Miss Mirren, through a reserve that disappears layer by layer, makes Marcella a woman of unexpected substance and generosity, one who is no more comfortable with the pain and paradoxes of Northern Ireland than Cal is himself.
October 4, 2002
January 1, 2000
[A] trite, weepy, rather contrived tale -- you feel that every extra who passes in the street has a more involving, authentic story to tell.