The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way)

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The Etruscan Smile stars Brian Cox as Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory's life will be transformed, just when he expects it least, through a newly found love for his baby grandson.


Critic Reviews for The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (3)

  • Co-directed by two Israelis, adapted from an Italian-set novel, it's 100 per cent inauthentic.

    May 31, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • Capable performers throng these otherwise nondescript digital frames, vainly trying to persuade us we're not watching some rogue telefilm.

    May 30, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Phil Hoad

    Top Critic
  • It's a quiet film, full of pain, love, life, and death that highlights generational divides. Brezis and Binnun offer little camera movement, making for simple shots that show the characters' emotional complexity.

    Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Suffice to say that Rory's Way doesn't break much fresh ground and appears to be content with running a by-the-numbers routine that snuggles up to a very risk-free screenplay and a comfy score drumming to the bland beat of "mediocre".

    Jul 18, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Rory's Way is a slight, dated and punishingly predictable film. It is also extraordinarily beautiful to look at, winningly performed and doesn't outstay its welcome by a second.

    Jul 16, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • I'd have happily watched Cox flirt with Rosanna Arquette's museum curator for 90 minutes; her game attempts to parrot his Gaelic and a tentative kiss while gardening, knee-deep in soil, are strangely charming.

    Jun 2, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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