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The Secret of Roan Inish Reviews

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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.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 11, 2008
It's family entertainment in the best sense of the term.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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-
May 3, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
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
April 30, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 1, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 1, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
February 27, 2003
Unusually sweet Sayles tale.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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