The Wind That Shakes the Barley Reviews

November 17, 2011
October 6, 2007
August 4, 2007
Gripping, powerful, heart-breaking.
May 11, 2007
The Wind that Shakes the Barley is a multi-layered story, and the more you see those different aspects, the more you'll enjoy the film.
May 11, 2007
While this may be a historical piece, it's history told in the vivid present tense.
April 27, 2007
Raises hard questions about Ireland's uncanny ability to kneecap itself.
April 27, 2007
[Loach] has made an often handsome, always sobering movie that does what the best movies do: leave us a whole lot less sure about what we ought to think.
April 27, 2007
[Loach is] the master of the docu-drama or the realist social film, and Wind is one of his masterpieces.
April 27, 2007
As frequently happens in both Loach films and history, the betrayal of ideals, socialist and otherwise, leaves a harsh aftertaste, which made me feel sadder but not much wiser.
April 20, 2007
You'll be heartbroken in the course of the film's two hours.