Rosie Reviews

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July 27, 2020
This drama, directed by Irish director Paddy Breathnach, is crafted with a simplicity that makes it interesting at times to examine the deep socio-economic housing crisis that is raging in Dublin, but the narrative loses steam. [Full review in Spanish]
June 17, 2020
Rosie is a five-star treat.
January 31, 2020
By employing techniques such as close-ups, extreme close-ups and hand-held long shots, Breathnach offers the viewer an unflinching look at Rosie's desperation, even as she's trying to keep up appearances.
January 31, 2020
Sensitively directed by Paddy Breathnach and starring Sarah Greene this gut-wrenching, unsentimental study is powerful in its simplicity.
January 31, 2020
For anyone who has ever worked hard and worried about how to pay for tomorrow, Rosie hits a nerve.
January 31, 2020
Rosie does not provide easy answers but finds hope in the family bonds that offer glimmers of light in our darkest moments.
January 30, 2020
It just goes to show that you don't always need life-or-death stakes to create nail-biting tension in a film.
January 30, 2020
This unspectacular film does a disciplined job of staying right on the edge.
January 30, 2020
Excellent performances and a sharp script by Roddy Doyle propel this harrowing drama about a working-class Irish mother of four struggling to find a safe home for her family following an eviction.
October 2, 2019
A terrific movie and one of the best female performances of the year.
August 23, 2019
One of the greatest performances you'll see on the screen this year.
August 9, 2019
Rosie cannily captures something about the fundamental tension between the banality and panic of poverty, and while far from experimental cinema in this sense there is something intrinsically radical about the film.
July 22, 2019
Draws considerable power from a pervasive ignorance on just how thin the barrier is between housing security and absolute free fall.
July 22, 2019
Moving drama about a suddenly homeless family dealing with the challenges of this increasingly common situation.
July 22, 2019
Depicting 36 stressful hours in these people's lives, the film doesn't grant a resolution. However, it's a heartbreaking, accurate, well-acted ride...
July 19, 2019
Director Paddy] Breathnach shows Rosie coping, multi-tasking, melting down, loving, forging ahead with her little girl. She is beautiful in every way. Her story is, too.
July 19, 2019
Greene's committed performance bolsters a sharply observed screenplay that never passes judgment or resorts to cheap sentimentality.
July 19, 2019
The drama of Rosie ... is in the simple need to survive...
July 18, 2019
Other films have bigger budgets and more glamorous stars, some even take home more awards. But few if any can quietly move you as much as "Rosie."
July 18, 2019
Doyle's screenplay is brutally specific about the overwhelming demands of child care under these circumstances, and Rosie's efforts to keep up appearances with relatives and school officials are heartbreaking.
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