The Snapper Reviews

March 13, 2015
As warm and lived-in as an old pair of boots, The Snapper is an honorable feel-good movie.
March 11, 2008
Casting and playing are uniformly tops, with special praise for Fionnuala Murphy as Kellegher's best pal, Ruth McCabe as the quiet, long-suffering mom, and the five kids as her loopy brothers and sisters.
March 11, 2008
Better-than-average sitcom stuff, enhanced by the lively performances, Doyle's own adaptation, and the able direction of Stephen Frears.
February 9, 2006
Deeply affecting.
May 21, 2003
A small, joyful lark of a film.
May 12, 2001
This rip-roaring Irish comedy is the freshest surprise of the season.
January 1, 2000
The marriage of humor and drama is admittedly imperfect, but it works well enough to occasionally spawn laughter and touch the heart, and there's a crucial scene between Colm Meaney and Tina Kellegher that is beautifully written, acted, and directed.
January 1, 2000
The Snapper sees its characters with warmth and acceptance, and earns its laughs by being wise about human nature.
January 1, 2000
Stephen Frear's The Snapper hits the spot nicely, if your spot likes hearty rounds of working-class comedy.