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Rocky Road to Dublin Reviews

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August 19, 2006
Lennon's analysis is always lucid but only skims the surface, and Coutard appears more interested in people than politics.
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-
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
If the film's cultural work is finished, its historical place will always be secure.
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 18, 2006
Argues, lucidly and surreptitiously, for the extinction of a country's outmoded sate of affairs.
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
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
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