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Kisses Reviews

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
August 5, 2010
What the writer and director, Lance Daly, means as some kind of transporting urban adventure for them is a disenchanting slog for us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 29, 2010
It's arresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 23, 2010
A marginally sweet movie about two woebegone Irish kids.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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 16, 2010
Kisses regards the world through fearful, foolhardy preadolescent eyes.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
July 14, 2010
A superior lyrical ragamuffin Irish drama about neighbor kids in a dingy outpost of Dublin who run away from their crummy home situations at Christmas and spend a picaresque night on city streets.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 14, 2010
A serendipitous journey worth taking.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 14, 2010
No one would claim that director Lance Daly delivers an Emerald Isle version of The Spirit of the Beehive, though this scrappy film does have a knack for capturing the elation and confusion of late childhood in their ragged glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 13, 2010
The movie's ending may be less satisfying than that of Slumdog Millionaire, but Kisses is truer to the tragedy of a generation of children whom we have utterly failed.
July 12, 2010
The immediate sympathy evoked by Dylan (Shane Curry) and Kylie (Kelly O'Neill) creates a lasting impact solely with the sorrow and confusion that crosses their faces.
July 17, 2009
While the film's compassion is never in doubt, it's sometimes a bit too cute for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5