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  • Summary: An extraordinary story of determination that fuses highly emotional drama with bracingly boisterous humor. Inspired by the experiences of real people, the film follows two young men with physical disabilities as they band together and seize an opportunity to savor life on their own terms. (Focus Features) Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    Buddy movies are a Hollywood staple, but Rory O'Shea Was Here puts a new and profoundly affecting spin on the tired genre.
  2. 60
    A plea for equality of opportunity, a worthy objective somewhat obscured by non-disabled actors occupying the lead roles. In any case, one imagines Rory himself would prefer a Farrelly disability blooper reel.
  3. Reviewed by: Daniel Wible
    60
    A harmless little charmer with a uniformly fine cast, played by the numbers for full tear-jerking effect.
  4. 58
    Perhaps a better moniker would have been "One Flew Over My Left Foot."
  5. Talented as they are, the wheelchair-bound stars of Rory O'Shea Was Here can't transcend a manipulative script.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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