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June 6, 2016
Only got to this now. A fantastic tale of innocence. Dublin city centre really looks fabulous at Christmas. The car chase is one of my favourite scenes from a film in recent memory and the use of Bob Dylan is superb. Really funny cameo from Stephen Rea.
July 26, 2015
A bittersweet tale about two Irish kids who both live in abusive families who run away to Dublin. The film is a gritty yet tender coming-of-age drama about survival and the human spirit. I loved it.
February 10, 2014
From dullness to adventurous, from B/W to colors. Interesting premise but the execution is not good.
January 25, 2014
Simple plot, captivating story!
December 28, 2013
For a low budget coming-of-age drama, the Irish film "Kisses" is a fantastic example of how to do a film right.

Led by a couple of superb performances from amatuer child actors Kelly O'Neill and Shane Curry, "Kisses" has a brilliant contrast between the dark and gritty realism, and the fantasy world of childhood, that makes this film a very fun ride. It also contains a great Bob Dylan thread throughout the entire film.

A very nice film.
July 19, 2013
A good coming of age drama about two young lovers which also feels like a modern time fable. Lance Daly's film is sweet and tender but also a gritty exploration of loss of innocence brought ambitiously to the screen with an admirable visual style, most notably the choice to use both black and white shots and colour ones.
June 25, 2013
Simple in its story telling, but visually and emotionally captivating--'Kisses' is a surprisingly strong film that truly tugs at the heart strings. Sometimes in art simplicity is better than complexity.

8.3/10
½ January 27, 2013
Romantic save kitsch. Transcendental performance. A gaelic masterpiece!
November 24, 2012
That was a really sweet one.
½ October 27, 2012
Puppy love, dysfunctional families, and Christmas night.
½ August 10, 2012
Full review coming soon.
½ July 26, 2012
A grim view of marginalized modern Irish society.
April 5, 2012
An Irish film that offers a sense of realism not found in a lot of recent movies. Two teens embark on a journey of self-discovery through the streets of Dublin, which offer joy and danger. Kisses was an official selection at the Toronto Int'l Film Fest. It is the story of young love among two outcasts from dysfunctional families.
½ February 29, 2012
Two OUTSTANDING performances elevate this out of the grit and grime of its setting and make for a rather charming film.
December 18, 2011
An off-beat and gritty Irish romantic story.
½ September 12, 2011
Two OUTSTANDING performances elevate this out of the grit and grime of its setting and make for a rather charming film.
August 18, 2011
A perfectly captured picture of innocence and innocence lost. The use of color is some of the best and really captures the mood of the film. The child actors are strong and take you on a journey with them.
August 13, 2011
Humorous movie of two Irish ruffians that run away as friends, spend a night on the streets, complete with the joy of being free, hunger, loneliness, kidnapping, and start of a budding relationship. Beware, there is a lot of cursing.
August 9, 2011
A well-constructed, sweet and subtle film, Kisses is made up of an understated premise and is executed in an exciting way.
June 28, 2011
This movie is kind of like After Hours meets Once, but, you know...for kids. Definitely worth a look - a sweet, sometimes dark and always engaging film with two terrific young actors at the center.
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