Ondine Reviews

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July 1, 2010
It's impossibly romantic; Farrell and real-life partner Bachleda exude a tamped-down longing that intensifies as the movie draws to its conclusion.
June 25, 2010
Some complexities of story will be lost on audiences not tuned to the regional Irish brogue that is the mother tongue of this little fishing community. But Christopher Doyle's dark lush photography plucks the green coast of Cork like a harp.
June 25, 2010
Ondine is dipped in whimsy and might have drifted out to sea, but it's bounded on four sides by love stories - between a father and a daughter, a man and a mermaid, an actor and his co-star, and a director and his country.
June 24, 2010
Among the film's pleasures is a disarmingly tender performance from the new, improved Colin Farrell.
June 18, 2010
Silkies aren't the only creatures who can inhabit two worlds. As Annie knows, and as Jordan's film makes clear, stories enable us to step outside the quotidian world and dream, if only for an hour or two.
June 18, 2010
Jordan starts to tell an intriguing tale about living with fantasy but falls back on plot turns cued to the flashing lights of cops and paramedics.
December 14, 2018
One of those films that keeps almost ending, but just as your flattened spirits perk up a bit in anticipation, you realize there's a whole other wearisome sequence to go through before the characters emote their way to the obvious finale.
November 13, 2013
Things start to go awry when we realize that the film's emotional sensitivity doesn't go much deeper than its moody surfaces.
April 4, 2011
December 30, 2010
An Irish selkie tale for adults.
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