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Ondine Reviews

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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.
December 30, 2010
An Irish selkie tale for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 21, 2010
Understated in its subversion of, and then canny adherence to, its chosen folklore
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 28, 2010
A fairy tale for adults from Neil Jordan
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 11, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 26, 2010
He's an Irishman, she's a seal. It'll never work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 4, 2010
An imperfect film, but it's the kind of imperfect film with staying power.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 8, 2010
Ondine works OK when it's trying to be a romantic fantasy. Screenwriter/director Neil Jordan can't leave well enough alone, though. His fable suddenly turns dark and nasty in the final third, when it becomes a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 6, 2010
At its most affecting, this uneven quasi-fantasy is about people hungering for myth
July 3, 2010
Hard to swallow fish tale.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 3, 2010
Ondine is one of those lovely things that dissolves beneath too intent a gaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
July 2, 2010
Before we're bogged down in melodrama, we float along as if we're passengers on Syracuse's boat, enjoying the superb performances and the slow rocking rhythm rolling out the love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 1, 2010
Irish writer-director Neil Jordan will always be best remembered for The Crying Game and its penile plot twist, but there's infinitely more to his filmography than surprise shemales.
June 30, 2010
Fantastical Neil Jordan drama sees Colin Farrell's best performance yet
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 27, 2010
Ondine works best when it stays in the dreamy realm of enchantment...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 25, 2010
Has such a breezy, playful sense of despair about it... The appeal is very much its delicacy, both as magical realism love story and bleak story of broken people in a run-down community.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 25, 2010
Curiously, Jordan isn't sure what kind of mermaid movie to make.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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