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  • Summary: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very (very) bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. (IFC Films)
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. A breed apart from anything coming off the Hollywood assembly line or, for that matter, from the saccharine romances Britain has lately produced.
  2. 88
    That it succeeds is some kind of miracle; there's enough material here for three bad films, and somehow it becomes one good one.
  3. 80
    Irish playwright Mark O'Rowe, who wrote the script, has an admirable sense of dramatic proportion that suits his intertwining stories; theater director John Crowley, making his film debut, has a sure hand with his actors; and an excellent cast enlivens this web of romantic and criminal intrigue, set in a gray suburb of Dublin. R.
  4. Here, love and violence are random, everyone's a fool for love, and tomfoolery often has a shocking twist. And every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
  5. Reviewed by: Karen Karbo
    67
    A sort of low-down, dirty-faced Irish cousin of "Love Actually," the glossy smarm replaced by a jittery raunchiness.
  6. 50
    Beyond that surface grit, Intermission is still a fairly saccharine collage of self-redemptive gestures and happy endings that, true to its title, only fitfully compels.
  7. Unfortunately, this latest effort is so mean-spirited and nasty that you wish Farrell hadn't bothered.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 3, 2015
    6
    Even if they have Colin in the "leading role", he isn't that much of the centre of attention. It really doesn't matter, however. The movie isEven if they have Colin in the "leading role", he isn't that much of the centre of attention. It really doesn't matter, however. The movie is funny, and has some nice turns of events. Not all of them are original (what is, these days?) and end up pretty predictable , but they do their job. It is also fascinating to see how the lives of so many people get all tangled together - and how they survive the outcome. The world is small... Each character is given enough space, in my opinion, in this hurried train of events and scenes. A good watch, gets some good laughs from you, but not a movie that really would make you think or feel for real. Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2013
    4
    What started off as an interesting anything-can-happen film ended up as a contrived story with no surprises. Excellent acting and music withWhat started off as an interesting anything-can-happen film ended up as a contrived story with no surprises. Excellent acting and music with some funny references, as they say in the U.S., but not enough to carry a very thin story. The saddest is that there is not one likable person in the whole movie from an annoying quadriplegic who hangs in the local pub to a repressed housewife whose husband has left her for a younger woman and all characters in between I was hard pressed to care about any of them. Expand
  3. PatC.
    May 1, 2006
    2
    Profile of the segment of Irish society unable to construct sentences without using four-letter words. That tends to limit the Profile of the segment of Irish society unable to construct sentences without using four-letter words. That tends to limit the characters' ability to articulate their negativity, makes them one-dimensional, and leads to other problems that renders the film nearly unwatchable, in spite of a compelling opening scene. Expand

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