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February 5, 2008
There's also a rather awesome and unpretentious directness as well as calmness about the way that Huston contemplates his own rapidly approaching death.
February 5, 2008
A well-crafted miniature, this dramatization of the Joyce story directly addresses the theme of how the 'shades' from 'that other world' can still live in those who still walk the earth.
January 26, 2006
A beguiling chamber piece.
May 20, 2003
That Huston should have dared search for the story's cinema life is astonishing. That he should have found it with such seeming ease is the mark of a master.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
There's a certain disarming sweetness to the film. The scenes are lit in amber warmth and Joyce's Dublin fable of lost hopes and living memories is treated with respect. But the acting pool is only adequate.
January 1, 2000
The movie was Huston's last and it's a great culminating work. As such, it couldn't be more perfect.
January 1, 2000
Huston was an old man when he died, but he had not withered dismally with age because he still had the courage and the imagination to attempt to make an impossible film of the greatest story that he had ever read.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4