Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. This late-in-the-year gem glows with Levinson's characteristically warm embrace of a wide range of people and his superlative sense of time and place.
  2. The movie finds charming humor in a world full of sectarian strife between Protestant and Catholic.
  3. 75
    A laugh-filled comedy that might be described as "The Full Monty" meets the Three Stooges.
  4. This is a funny novelty, no denying it.
  5. The director serves up a nice helping of blarney, but he seems to have left his schmaltz in Baltimore.
  6. The movie isn't quite spry, warm or hip enough to carry out its very ambitious serio-comic agenda. Even for an ace like Levinson, Belfast is a long way from Baltimore.
  7. Coming from a big shot like Levinson, An Everlasting Piece feels like a gently amusing but undeniably minor diversion that, for whatever reason, needed to be gotten out of his system.
  8. This wee trinket of a comedy, one of the more offbeat stabs at capturing the absurdity of the religious and political strife in Ireland, is for those who like their Guinness with a shot of wry.
  9. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    A slight but diverting series of set pieces.
  10. Reviewed by: Kristy Martin
    60
    While An Everlasting Piece is rife with engaging family moments and an undeniable charm, it never allows its characters to find the very thing they're seeking: peace.
  11. 60
    The humor is slight, but the actors make the blarney go down easy.
  12. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    It's a film of myriad minor pleasures but scant compelling qualities.
  13. It's a sprightly, low-fiber comedy while the comedy lasts.
  14. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    50
    This mild but amusing comedy wasn't written by Levinson, and the accents may be different, but the feel is similar.
  15. 30
    Writer Barry McEvoy and director Barry Levinson might want to brush up on the use of metaphor.

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