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Rocky Road to Dublin Reviews

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March 18, 2010
The idealistic Peter Lennon, a Paris-based Guardian journalist, films a deeply affectionate look at his homeland on his return home.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 11, 2007
What could have been a turning point was instead a footnote of Irish cinema, seen now to be a presciently accurate assessment of Ireland's turbulent national character at a pivotal time of transition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 10, 2007
At times the film is a bit random and rambling, but these vignettes are an invaluable record of life in Ireland during the '60s, with the final images of children running through the streets a symbol of hope for an unfettered future.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 19, 2006
Odd premise and conclusions but despite Peter Lennon's controversial viewpoint this remains compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 18, 2006
Argues, lucidly and surreptitiously, for the extinction of a country's outmoded sate of affairs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2006
This 1968 survey of Irish life remains noteworthy for its historical perspective, sardonic tone, lively structure and finely etched black and white cinematography.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2006
This is a tough but tender snapshot whose sociological and artistic merits have stood the test of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2006
If the film's cultural work is finished, its historical place will always be secure.
August 19, 2006
Lennon's analysis is always lucid but only skims the surface, and Coutard appears more interested in people than politics.
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