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Time Out
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.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 26, 2006
Has its powerful moments.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 23, 2003
A taut, compelling film about the tension, distrust and senseless violence in contemporary Ireland.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 12, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 24, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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