Intermission - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Intermission Reviews

Page 1 of 5
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
February 24, 2004
Well-meaning and undeniably energetic, but also unsure of itself, fitfully sputtering and tonally jagged.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 13, 2004
A feisty but forgettable film.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
March 19, 2004
It's as if Crowley, a theater director, took Pulp Fiction as his guide without understanding its appeal.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
March 25, 2004
There are some genuinely funny moments... There also are some genuinely horrifying ones. The problem is, they never really mesh.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
May 28, 2004
Not real Irish, but the movie kind: the latest to stumble off the [John] Ford assembly-line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 16, 2004
...a rowdy, raw Irish comedy, which goes down like a slug of cheap whiskey.
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
April 9, 2004
An apt name for this inconsequential effort: You'll definitely want to take a break from watching it.
| Original Score: 2/4
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 11, 2006
A gritty Irish Love Actually. No, you heard right...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
KJ Doughton
Nitrate Online
March 30, 2004
Crowley's group isn't much fun to spend time with, making viewers yearn for an intermission as his Dublin train wreck unfolds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
KJ Doughton
Film Threat
April 17, 2004
Crowley's group isn't much fun to spend time with, making viewers yearn for an intermission as his Dublin train wreck unfolds.
| Original Score: 2/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
April 11, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
March 18, 2004
A mean-spirited movie with not just one character you don't like but a whole host of people you couldn't care less about.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
March 18, 2004
It's surprising that so much material, so many moods, and such an interesting cast end up making such a small, unmemorable splash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
January 18, 2004
The film's violence, while realistic, is also gratuitous, and its characterization, more often than not, skimpy and trite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
March 16, 2004
Like a loud and intermittently charismatic drunk at a dreary dive bar, Intermission grabs your attention, but in no time you're looking for the nearest exit.
Top Critic
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
March 18, 2004
A fairly saccharine collage of self-redemptive gestures and happy endings that, true to its title, only fitfully compels.
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
March 18, 2004
A failed experiment with more than a few gleaming insights.
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2004
A tedious and under-inspired comedy about a dozen all-too-ordinary Dubliners leading lives of not-so-quiet desperation that intersect with one another improbably.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
March 19, 2004
The movie's machinations wear you out more than its jokes tickle your fancy.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 25, 2004
Wants to blend the dark comedy of Trainspotting with the pathos and color of the Barrytown Trilogy and misses completely.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Page 1 of 5