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Cowboys & Angels Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
December 17, 2004
It's a sweet but slight film whose undeniable appeal is largely due to the performances of its flat-out adorable leads.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
December 10, 2004
A feel-good coming-of-age movie that floats on a boatload of Irish charm.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
November 12, 2004
Enlivens the classic premise of innocent-in- the-city by moving its archetypal characters in unexpected directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Carlozo
Chicago Tribune
November 11, 2004
Stack Cowboys against most of the fare American studios offer young adults and it's meatier by far.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
October 5, 2004
There are no truly great lessons imparted in Cowboys and Angels, but its charm, sociability and highly watchable performances make it a smooth, friendly cinematic pint.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 29, 2004
Manages to be enjoyable despite its contrivances.
David Noh
Film Journal International
September 25, 2004
Gleeson has written and directed the picture with deep affection and impressively cinematic skill.
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Anita Gates
New York Times
September 20, 2004
The coming-of-age story about the corruptions of the big city has been done a few thousand times, but at least this one offers a fresh mix of open-minded intelligence and a heartfelt point of view.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2004
Like the fresh-faced leads, the film is an unexpected charmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 17, 2004
Modest but fresh and appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
September 2, 2004
Without anything unique to add to the dramatic landscape, Gleeson's film is a fleeting glimpse at a world we already is a film in search of a reason to exist.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Robert Koehler
September 2, 2004
Combination of warmth, humor, danger and a cosmopolitan take on young, urban Eire sets pic distinctly apart.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 29, 2005
Keeps us involved even after the plot takes some badly contrived turns. Strong characters and performances make it almost watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Don Willmott
April 8, 2005
One of the sweetest Irish movies to come along since Waking Ned Devine
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
December 10, 2004
In 2004 there is no excuse for a gay-themed film to be a translucent closet with a cute, revolving door.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 9, 2004
(an) often charming and more often familiar Irish coming-of-age tale.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
December 3, 2004
A likable if ordinary Irish indie that barely squeaks by on the charms of its leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
October 19, 2004
All over the map, but since it's Irish, it still manages to be a little charming.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 20, 2004
If this sounds like one big cliche, that's because it is.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
September 15, 2004
For all the violence and breaking-up- to-make-up that go on, there's never really a sense of risk or exploration, and the film's pulse never rises above faint.
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