Circle of Friends Reviews

March 11, 2008
Three female friends grow up in a small town in Ireland in the mid-50s and attend college in Dublin in this nostalgic soap opera that's vaguely evocative of Peyton Place, though generally less memorable.
February 9, 2006
The fizzing dialogue gets all the little details right, but the plot's nothing new, and the lingering shots of hibernian greenery aim straight for mid-Atlantic bland-out.
May 22, 2004
January 1, 2000
The movie, a self-consciously simple exercise in familiarity, sometimes lapses into complacency.
January 1, 2000
The big question, will they get together, is resolved too soon in this film, leaving the final half meandering through the Irish countryside.
January 1, 2000
The writer (Andrew Davies) took no risks, and the result is a completely predictable plot.
January 1, 2000
Young Benny has a nice smile, and she and Jack seem like pleasant people, but in the end (and in the beginning and in the middle) it's hard to get worked up about them.
January 1, 2000
A lot of films, especially love stories, seek a level of comfort through predictability, but this one goes too far.