Sanctuary Reviews

March 23, 2018
The movie, rather admirably isn't black and white about the issues it raises.
February 24, 2018
What Sanctuary shows is that a film can come from humble beginnings and a small budget but can have a big outcome on society.
January 3, 2018
(The) casting, and the skilled performances it brings us, are sufficient reasons to find the movie heartening, but the script is also of value. Although fairly rough-hewn, it has subtle touches and it campaigns on a noteworthy topic.
December 28, 2017
Thoughtful, nuanced and fun, Sanctuary subverts received ideas about disability in its very approach to filmmaking.
December 27, 2017
Christian O'Reilly's screenplay combines elements from the typical feelgood drama with harsher insights into the lives of the protagonists.
December 27, 2017
This deft delight resolutely refuses to patronise the performers or the audience. It has a sincerity, wit and compassion that recalls Justin Edgar's 2005 short film Special People.
December 27, 2017
There's a wonderful warmth and directness to this movie.
December 26, 2017
A devastating conclusion leaves us with an aching sadness and some quite profound questions about the basic human right to love the person we choose.
December 22, 2017
[An] insightful exploration of the difficult realities of life for those who don't conform to widely accepted norms, and its celebration of the power of human connection - whomever we may be.
December 22, 2017
Sweet, smart and funny.
December 20, 2017
The charm, honesty and gently woebegone jokes are what win you.
August 15, 2017
O'Reilly's script has been written around the actors so the ensemble is particularly strong.
July 19, 2017
The film's representation and casting choices aren't the only way in which Sanctuary is groundbreaking.
July 14, 2017
This is an auspicious debut feature as a director from Len Collin.
July 14, 2017
It's a long overdue look at an important subject, it's brave but surprisingly light and funny.
July 13, 2017
Sanctuary balances humour and seriousness, as it follows a group of adults with intellectual disabilities, who break free from an unusually lax supervisor on a pre-Christmas Galway outing.