The Secret of Roan Inish - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Secret of Roan Inish Reviews

Page 1 of 3
July 18, 2014
...a story about storytelling, and how folk tales and real life can intermingle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 3, 2013
The rhythms are placid and the camerawork (by Haskell Wexler) is simple and unfussy. The film's a charm.
March 11, 2008
It's family entertainment in the best sense of the term.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 11, 2008
John Sayles' latest marks his entry into family-pic terrain, a crossing that draws pleasant but unexciting results.
March 11, 2008
Moving from passion fish to mystical seals, versatile filmmaker John Sayles' latest is a first-rate, all-ages fairy tale steeped in Irish folklore.
March 11, 2008
This is all rather low-key and uninsistent, but the settings are gorgeous, and Haskell Wexler's cinematography makes the most of them.
January 31, 2007
One of his most accomplished movies, this is Sayles' corrective fable to a genre thas has favored male protags, exploring another outsider character, a young girl alone in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 9, 2006
Tales within tales, a subtle sense of economic and social realities, fine landscape photography and strong performances make for an engrossing, unusual fantasy.
June 10, 2005
A beautifully told faerie tale
| Original Score: 4/5
March 19, 2005
One of Mr. Sayles's artistic strengths (and commercial liabilities) is his refusal to make movies that knock you over the head with larger-than-life characters and emotions.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 23, 2004
Lyrical and lovely.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2003
Unusually sweet Sayles tale.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
Magical fable from writer-director John Sayles is a departure -- and a great success.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 21, 2002
A lovely and lyrical drama about the spiritual longing for home and the deep meanings that can be conveyed by family stories.
August 13, 2002
Sayles, as always, delivers the goods.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2002
As menacing and wondrous as films get.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 18, 2002
Sayles demonstrates again his amazing breadth of interest and the extent to which he can't be pigeonholed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2002
A bauble, perhaps, but smartly mounted and sweetly offered -- a Disney flick with brains.
February 13, 2001
Though its protagonist is a 10-year-old girl, it is a crackling good tale with a sense of wonder and mystery strong enough to captivate any age group.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
An enchanting story about magic and tradition that is suitable for family viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Page 1 of 3