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Evelyn Reviews

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Top Critic
Eddie Cockrell
March 27, 2009
A sprightly pace and a fatalistic sense of humor propel the proceedings over a generous amount of drinking jokes and other cliches of Irish life and culture.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
It offers few surprises, but the strength of the performances, and Beresford's touch as a director make it a worthwhile diversion.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 14, 2004
Old fashioned spirit and resolve work well in a movie like 'Evelyn.'
Full Review| Original Score: B
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
June 25, 2004
Modest in almost every respect, yet deeply satisfying.
| Original Score: 80/100

Sunday Times (Australia)
May 10, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
May 10, 2003
Here's a sweet film to rent for Father's Day or Christmas. It's a heart-warmer, charming, and shot with a sugary cinematic eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 23, 2003
Fluffy, light-hearted and with a nicely comic script that sparkles with all the warm glow of an Irish picture postcard, Evelyn is an enjoyable 90 minutes of unashamedly clichéd shamrock shenanigans.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 14, 2003
Yes, it's a bit warm and quaintly Irish (down to the freckled children and rosy-cheeked barmaid!), but it's also a crackling story about the difference between the law and justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 11, 2003
A film for those that rarely go to the movies 'because they don't make movies like they used to.' Well, apparently they do...
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
March 1, 2003
| Original Score: B
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 26, 2003
Adults might find the movie on the slight side, though it's a good choice for family night viewing.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean O'Connell
Eclipse Magazine
February 24, 2003
Swells the heart in that predictable yet sweet way all come-from-behind pictures should.
Full Review | Original Score: B

February 17, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
January 31, 2003
Director Bruce Beresford follows a straightforward and predictable path, yet succeeds in pulling your emotional strings even when you know what's coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
January 29, 2003
Beresford nicely mixes in as much humor as pathos to take us on his sentimental journey of the heart. It really is a shame that more won't get an opportunity to embrace small, sweet 'Evelyn.'
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 24, 2003
She is cute and she is good and in the end she loves her Guinness-breathed daddy and that's all that really matters anyway, isn't it?
Full Review| Original Score: B-
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 19, 2003
I can't say as I was surprised by a single scene in Evelyn, and yet, despite all the manipulations of the script, the film is so sincere and good-hearted that it won me over anyway.
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
January 16, 2003
Enjoy it for what it is; you can hate yourself later.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 10, 2003
It's the relationship between Desmond and his daughter Evelyn (Sophie Vavasseur) that gives the movie its heart and emotional heft.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 10, 2003
One of the most genuinely sweet films to come along in quite some time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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