Intermission

Critics Consensus

An edgy and energetic ensemble story.

73%

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Total Count: 96

75%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 10,423
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A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and poorly executed couple's break-up sets off a chain of events affecting everyone in town. There's the hapless romantic and his sex-starved best friend, the hotshot detective and the crook he's after, a young girl on the rebound with an older married man--not to mention his deserted wife, an ambitious TV producer, an abandoned fiancée, a preteen trouble-maker--all of whom are unaware of how their choices are profoundly intertwined. Add a botched robbery, some brown sauce, a woman's moustache, flying rocks and dancing single seniors and you have "Intermission."

Cast

Owen Roe
as Mr. Henderson
Ger Ryan
as Maura
Kerry Condon
as Cafe Waitress
Johnny Thompson
as Old Man in Cafe
Emma Bolger
as Child With Ice Cream
Deirdre Molloy
as Woman in Mall
Derry Power
as Elderly Man on Bus
John Rogan
as Alfred
Pat Laffan
as Charlie O'Brien
Tom Jordan Murphy
as Brian the Video Store Clerk
Conor Lovett
as Mr. Leonard
Rory Keenan
as Anthony
Pascal Scott
as Maurice
Hannah McCabe
as Store Assistant
Mikel Murfi
as Rabbit Man
Norma Sheahan
as Student No.1
Cathy Belton
as Student No.2
Jeremy Anthony Earle
as Student No. 3
Catherine Farrell
as Student No. 4
Patrick Murray
as Dealer's Customer
Conor McDermottroe
as Detective No. 1
Denis Conway
as Detective No. 2
Conor Lambert
as Nightclub Barman
Jane Brennan
as Mrs. Rooney
David Herlihy
as Security Guard Tony
Michael Hayes
as Garda Officer
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Critic Reviews for Intermission

All Critics (96) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (70) | Rotten (26)

  • The great thing about Intermission is that you barely have time to spot the gaps.

    Aug 1, 2004
  • Not real Irish, but the movie kind: the latest to stumble off the [John] Ford assembly-line.

    May 28, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Such are the dangers of teaching foreign cultures to yelp like Reservoir Dogs.

    May 28, 2004 | Rating: 2/4
  • Intermission bursts with the energy of a documentary filmed on the run with a stolen camera.

    Apr 24, 2004 | Rating: 3/4
  • Intermission is the first movie in ages to show us what Irish native Hollywood star Farrell is capable of.

    Apr 16, 2004 | Rating: 4/5
  • One of those films that should keep you entirely entertained but that disappears from memory almost immediately.

    Apr 9, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Intermission

  • Jul 15, 2012
    Lots of great stories and plots and reveals and quirks and weirdnesses, but I can't say I remember much of it all.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    Intermission follows in the footsteps of many comedies before its time. It presents to us a handful of characters and their tales, and then proceeds to connect them together through a string of seemingly unrelated events. It's clever in its own way, though. The characters are likable enough to catch our attention, the situations they are involved in are realistic and relatable, and on top of all of that, it's funny. What I liked the most about Intermission is that it doesn't try to convince me that it was a great film. It did what I did and even though I may not have liked a particular scene or two, I enjoyed the film for its pure absurdity. I also liked how honest it was. How honest its characters and the words they spoke were.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2011
    Intermission follows in the footsteps of many comedies before its time. It presents to us a handful of characters and their tales, and then proceeds to connect them together through a string of seemingly unrelated events. It's clever in its own way, though. The characters are likable enough to catch our attention, the situations they are involved in are realistic and relatable, and on top of all of that, it's funny. What I liked the most about Intermission is that it doesn't try to convince me that it was a great film. It did what I did and even though I may not have liked a particular scene or two, I enjoyed the film for its pure absurdity. I also liked how honest it was. How honest its characters and the words they spoke were.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Jan 11, 2010
    A very interesting ensemble drama. I loved a lot about most of the stories, but there were some that were not so great. It had a great sense of humor thrown in that was brilliantly played out by the actors. Cillian Murphy was definitely the standout, being a completely lovable loser.
    Conner R Super Reviewer

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