Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
Watch On
  1. Unfortunately, this latest effort is so mean-spirited and nasty that you wish Farrell hadn't bothered.
  2. Turns out to be a tedious and under-inspired comedy.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  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. Full Review »
  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. Full Review »
  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. Full Review »