Kisses Reviews

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June 18, 2020
This dark Irish fable about a couple of teens desperately fleeing abusive homes will enchant with its carefree, lyrical surface, while testing your heart with its cruel truths...
March 1, 2011
It's exciting, sweet, gritty and generally just a joy to watch.
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.
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.
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.
September 20, 2010
Sincere and vulnerable, aching with youthful insight
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.
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.
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.
August 5, 2010
When it's not trite, Kisses can be refreshing in its realism.
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.
August 2, 2010
Dorothy parachutes into Dublin in search of the Wizard but there is no place like home.
July 29, 2010
It's arresting.
July 23, 2010
A marginally sweet movie about two woebegone Irish kids.
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.
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.
July 17, 2010
A Xmas where neverending nightmares instead of sugarplums dance in children's heads
July 16, 2010
There's nothing so frustrating as a small movie, made by a clearly gifted filmmaker, that flies close to magic only to be sternly jerked back to earth.
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