Once Reviews

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November 18, 2011
October 18, 2008
So this is how you make a low-budget musical these days!
September 18, 2008
In an era when Hollywood has largely lost the ability to distinguish between romance and sex, Once is the rare film that recognizes that love is no less love for being held in check, it is merely a different kind of love.
December 20, 2007
December 19, 2007
Once doesn't plop its emotions on its characters' sleeves, and it trusts us enough to leave some of the best stuff unstated. In other words, it trusts us to know that half the music lies between the notes.
October 19, 2007
A simply sung tale that deserves attention.
June 6, 2019
Movies like this don't come along very often, and Once is really something special.
August 15, 2018
The simple and real love story will stay with you.
April 18, 2014
If "The Commitments" shows the gritty, robust side of Dublin and the Irish music scene, "Once" shows us a softer, more romantic side.
October 10, 2011
October 29, 2008
At once delicate and gritty, wistful and deeply satisfying.
October 18, 2008
There is much to admire about Once, in a little-movie-that-could kind of way, but it can't help but get in its own way just when it begins to gain some momentum
August 17, 2008
my biggest road block was the fact that I didn't like the music
August 7, 2008
It has its own peculiar naturalism, a kind of lo-fi, lovelorn charm.
April 19, 2008
Um filme mágico que, através de sua narrativa enganosamente simples, alcança uma vitória que escapa à maioria das obras do gênero, retratando com sentimento o instante preciso no qual dois seres humanos se descobrem apaixonados um pelo outro.
February 28, 2008
Once is the anti-blockbuster that couldn't have come at a better time.
February 16, 2008
a tender little ultralow budget movie about the intimate connection of making music...the warm folkiness of the songs and their generally non-narrative-pushing content make it feel more like a long, lovely home movie of a short portion of two people's liv
February 16, 2008
Un effort battant la mesure d'une manière somme toute imparfaite, mais néanmoins prenante, qu'un genre aussi excessif que le film musical a besoin de temps à autre...
February 6, 2008
February 2, 2008
A moving story about two people who share a common love of music.
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