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Intermission Reviews

August 1, 2004
The great thing about Intermission is that you barely have time to spot the gaps.
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
May 28, 2004
Such are the dangers of teaching foreign cultures to yelp like Reservoir Dogs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 24, 2004
Intermission bursts with the energy of a documentary filmed on the run with a stolen camera.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 16, 2004
Intermission is the first movie in ages to show us what Irish native Hollywood star Farrell is capable of.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 9, 2004
One of those films that should keep you entirely entertained but that disappears from memory almost immediately.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2004
Invigorating fun -- cheeky, saucy, a bit crass and just drunk enough on its own sense of playful invention.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 1, 2004
A welcome reminder that the best, most fun entertainment encourages thinking, not the cessation of it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 26, 2004
Very, very funny, thanks to a lively first script by Mark O'Rowe, who has a good ear for earthy dialogue and a sense of life's absurd little synchronicities.
March 26, 2004
So full of pep you can't help surrendering to its creative energy.
March 26, 2004
The cast is strong enough to overcome the more frantic moments and lend some weight to the characters.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 26, 2004
Often unsettling -- random acts of violence outnumber those of kindness. But it's also touching, startlingly original and even profound.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 26, 2004
A virtuoso act from beginning to end, juggling violence and farce, coincidence and luck, characters with good hearts and others evil to the core.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 25, 2004
There are some genuinely funny moments... There also are some genuinely horrifying ones. The problem is, they never really mesh.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 25, 2004
If Intermission isn't profound, it's got boisterous humor and energy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 22, 2004
This is a likeable movie about nasty people.
March 19, 2004
Visceral thrills and mordant humor are on this film's agenda, and it serves up both in style.
March 19, 2004
Working off a very funny and intricately formulated screenplay by Mark O'Rowe, what Crowley gives us is an entertaining example of Irish-Alt cinema ('alt' standing for both 'alternative' and 'Altman').
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2004
First-time director John Crowley and novice screenwriter Mark O'Rowe -- both Irish theater veterans -- make impressive movie debuts as they sketch a huge gallery of colorful characters, beautifully portrayed by a top-drawer cast.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 19, 2004
It's as if Crowley, a theater director, took Pulp Fiction as his guide without understanding its appeal.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 19, 2004
A spiky comic treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
March 18, 2004
Surprise hovers over this dry-roasted and altogether compelling Irish comedy-drama like a creature waiting to stun the cast of the movie into submission.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 18, 2004
A gritty tapestry embroidered with the light and dark chiaroscuro of wit and sorrow, Intermission is a jagged hymn to transience and the self-discovery it offers.
March 18, 2004
A failed experiment with more than a few gleaming insights.
March 18, 2004
A fairly saccharine collage of self-redemptive gestures and happy endings that, true to its title, only fitfully compels.
March 17, 2004
The first Irish creation I've seen in ages to pull off the high-difficulty feat of trafficking in grit, drollery, and emotion without turning to blarney as a crutch.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
September 24, 2003
Armed with playwright O'Rowe's fresh dialogue, the characters are a treat to get to know, but the most intriguing thing about the film is the always inventive way in which their lives intersect.