White Irish Drinkers Reviews

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November 16, 2019
An indie gem for 2011, and a frontrunner for a Spirit Award in February, John Gray is right on the money with his own pot of gold -- White Irish Drinkers.
June 3, 2011
A period drama that's as predictable and cliched as green beer on St. Patrick's Day.
May 5, 2011
The dialogue and action in White Irish Drinkers couldn't be more on the nose if the film was intended to be a parody. Sadly, Gray means for us to take it seriously.
April 29, 2011
Under no circumstances would I recommend that you see "White Irish Drinkers." But if you do, a good, stiff belt would not be a bad idea.
April 22, 2011
Writer-director John Gray was blessed to find the faces of actors Thurston and Murphy.
April 21, 2011
A movie that one watches with the sense of pushing it up a hill.
April 18, 2011
I normally kind of like these sort of modest genre movies, but this is just marinating in its own mediocrity.
March 25, 2011
Veteran TV director John Gray brings little or nothing new to conflicts we've seen in an endless stream of movies, including Saturday Night Fever and (to go straight to the top of the list) Mean Streets.
March 25, 2011
White Irish Drinkers is a visceral experience.
March 25, 2011
Despite the cliches that push every scene forward, there's an unexpected appeal to John Gray's modest drama, emanating from its center.
March 25, 2011
Here's a 1970s-set film nostalgic for the days young Irish-American men addressed each other as "ya' hump."
March 25, 2011
The basic outline of the plot, built around a promised local concert by the Rolling Stones - well, if you don't know where that story is headed, you haven't seen as many movies as I think you have.
March 25, 2011
This is a gritty, dreamy Everyman story, sure to resonate with viewers who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.
March 25, 2011
Writer-director John Gray digs into his own background to create the ardent and atmospheric White Irish Drinkers. The close, cramped intimacy of this film is so real it stings.
March 25, 2011
White Irish Drinkers is a heavy borrower deep into the pocket of pop culture's loan shark, and lacking the grace to acknowledge the debt.
March 25, 2011
It's an authentic New York slice of life, and the "coming of age" story has depth. The main character is at a crossroads and you'll be rooting for him all the way.
March 25, 2011
White Irish Drinkers contains a cast of characters who are as loud, brash and pugnacious as that title would suggest. They also represent just about every Irish-American stereotype.
March 25, 2011
Saturated with atmosphere and strongly acted, the movie is a far more resonant and convincing portrait of working-class life than the recent awards-bait phoniness that called itself "The Fighter."
March 25, 2011
Frequently enough at the movies, an isolated scene can take place in which an actor who may or may not be the lead steals the whole film through naked emotion, or power, or eloquence. Mr. Lang certainly has one here.
March 24, 2011
The clichs are what make "White Irish Drinkers" a drearily predictable bout...
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