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Kisses Reviews

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March 1, 2011
It's exciting, sweet, gritty and generally just a joy to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 12, 2010
There are undoubtedly more dark days ahead for Kylie and Dylan, but in Kisses, we see the beginning of character forged by circumstance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 12, 2010
A coming-of-age drama so Irish you'll want to take out your Pogues' lyric sheets beforehand to brush up on Gaelic mumbling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 9, 2010
In writer-director Lance Daly?s lens, downtown Dublin is like a modern-day Oz ? and the movie even starts by showing the kids? dreary home life in black-and-white, slowly moving to full color.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2010
Sincere and vulnerable, aching with youthful insight
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 13, 2010
Cute but foul-mouthed, tough but vulnerable and obviously crazy about each other in a reticent way, these kids are a wonderful presence, giving the most contrived scenes genuine emotion and a veneer of realness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 5, 2010
A darkling, modern-day fairy tale and lyrical coming-of-age story, Irish filmmaker Lance Daly's 2008 film "Kisses" is a small gem.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 5, 2010
When it's not trite, Kisses can be refreshing in its realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 3, 2010
Lance Daly's Ireland is not the scenic Irish wonderland of Ondine.
August 3, 2010
A blend of gritty realism sand magical fantasy that's undoubtedly calculated but still deeply satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 29, 2010
It's arresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 19, 2010
Rewarding tale of two kids loose on Dublin's mean streets with outstanding performances.
July 19, 2010
Terrific non-pro actors Kelly O'Neill (Kylie) and Shane Curry (Dylan) are the backbone of the film, directed by Lance Daly, who says as a kid he thought of running away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 17, 2010
Exquisitely-shot and deeply affecting with just the right balance of humor, sweetness and grittiness. Newcomers Kelly O'Neill and Shane Curry shine in raw, heartfelt and charismatic performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.95/10
July 17, 2010
A Xmas where neverending nightmares instead of sugarplums dance in children's heads
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 16, 2010
Kisses regards the world through fearful, foolhardy preadolescent eyes.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 16, 2010
Beautiful black and white photography (also handled by Daly) slowly evolves into color once the adventure is underway--it's a nice gesture to The Wizard of Oz.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 16, 2010
Kisses is a short and beautiful movie. And I loved it. It made me cry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 16, 2010
Only 75 minutes long and made in Ireland for what had to be a micro budget, this sweet, savvy and heartfelt film will impact you more and stay around longer than many more elephantine productions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 16, 2010
Kisses is an interesting look at the side of a famous city we don't often see. And at the sort of unhappy childhoods that perhaps we see far too many of -- if we only dare look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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