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[An] overpoweringly charming concoction of standard Gaelic tall stories, fantasy and romance.
For those of a sentimental turn, there is the delight of watching young Connery romancing the ineffably wholesome Janet Munro, a couple of years before things turned nasty for Commander Bond at Crab Key with the somewhat more knowing Ursula Andress.
The film presents a series of utterly charming moments, some magical and some down-to-earth but, considering the setting, equally utopian.
...ultimately an entertaining (if all-too-slight) piece of work.
One of the rare few family movies that should enchant both children and grown-ups.
I have to admit that by the second or third time I saw leprechauns depicted as magical by speeding up the film, I was hoping for someone to show up with a gun.
It's a delightful movie filled with delightful characters, delightful scenery, and delightful special effects.
This excellent fantasy romps through the folklore world of Ireland.
Inconsequential Disney. Darby O'Gill doesn't come up in any list of Disney classics or fondly remembered films from the studio. Why? It's a little fantasy designed to cash in on a culture instead of telling a quality story. The biggest hurdle for the family audience is the thick accents of the main cast, while the somewhat plodding story tends to be an issue as well. It's not a badly made movie; it's just "meh." The forced perspective shots of the leprechauns, though, is a treat.
Little known precious gem.
I liked it when I was a kid. Seeing Connery so young is a little strange. The banshee in the movie was pretty scary when I was a kid and I think it still gives me a chill just thinking about it.
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