Claire Dolan (1998)




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Claire is an Irish immigrant who works as a call girl in New York. After her mother dies, she decides to start a new life. She meets a taxi driver named Elton, who says he will pay off her debts if she has his baby. However, Claire knows she can really only rely on herself.
R (Nudity, graphic sexuality and language.)
Art House & International , Drama
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New Yorker Films


Vincent D'Onofrio
as Elton Garrett
Colm Meaney
as Roland Cain
Katrin Cartlidge
as Claire Dolan
Tom Gilroy
as Client #3/$1000 Trick
John Doman
as Cain's Friend
John Ventimiglia
as Newark Cab Driver
Michael Laurence
as Elton's Fare
Gary Warner
as Client #2/Trick
Muriel Maida
as Claire's Mum
Marian Quinn
as Woman in Park
Bruce MacVittie
as Obstetrician
Missy Yager
as Cathy
Alan Davidson
as Man in Diner
Dominic Marcus
as Newark Cab Driver
Maryann Plunkett
as Mary Egan
Candy Buckley
as Salon Client #1
Mark Zimmerman
as Client #4/Trick
Brenda Thomas Denmark
as Woman at Book Stand
Lola Pashalinski
as Salon Client #2
Ed Hodson
as Driver
Jim Frangione
as Man In Bar
Kate Skinner
as Madeline Garrett
David Little
as Man In Chicago Cafe
Sally Stark
as Waitress at Newark Diner
Joan Buddenhagen
as Airport Ticket Agent
Babo Harrison
as Salon Owner
Sean Powers
as Driver's Friend
Henry Morales-Ballet
as Client #1/Trick
Lizabeth MacKay
as Administrator
Johnathan Smit
as Client #5/Trick
Adrianna Sevan
as Woman at Cab Stand
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Critic Reviews for Claire Dolan

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

[Kerrigan] accepts the challenge of central characters who do not let us know what they're thinking.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Devotes so much of its energy to building and sustaining a mood of urban desolation that the story never quite jells.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
New York Times
Top Critic

Less awful than inert, Claire Dolan comes across as a willfully bad movie.

December 31, 1999
Village Voice
Top Critic

In spite of Cartlidge's impressive performance in the lead, the film is simply not as involving or moving as it should be.

December 31, 1999
New York Post
Top Critic

Clinically austere.

February 14, 2001

Shattering in its own quiet way.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999

Audience Reviews for Claire Dolan


A very bleak movie centering around a high-class call girl. Stylistically it's very similar to "Clean, Shaven" (director's previous effort). While it has a few moments of brilliance, as a whole the style doesn't quite work for this movie. Perhaps it needs a bit more of a background story or character development, as the characters are so distant and unlikeable it's hard to sympathize with or care for them.

Gabriel Knight
Gabriel Knight

A savage creature lurking in the dark,somber city of New York.Perfect!!!Kerrigan introduces to us a surreal environment in all its passiveness,how illuminating this is,Dardenne portray the suicidal community,their U.S. fellow director dwells in it.The relief of the everyday life,the late Cartlidge in a magnificent performance as the object of demolishing senses.

Dimitris Springer
Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer


one of those movies that sticks with you for a while after viewing. cartlidge is great and d'onofrio is surprisingly kinda decked in a ruffalo way.

Chris Campbell
Chris Campbell

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