Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Reviewed by: Sid Smith
    88
    An irresistible Irish comedy, lovingly told, beautifully acted and graced with the perfect balance of chuckles and bittersweet heartache.
  2. Lots of lively tunes and spirited acting.
  3. 70
    The film's modest charms are ingratiating and sweet, thanks to Colm Meaney's hilariously salty lead performance and a soundtrack that channels the warm spirit of traditional Ceili music.
  4. Appealing if obvious little fable.
  5. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    70
    Given a lift by its folksy soundtrack of toe-tapping Ceili dance tunes, the film is handsomely produced and engaging enough, but never more than that due to a weak dramatic arc and soft conflicts in Nicholas Adams' script and to John Irvin's functional direction.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 8, 2011
    10
    Surprised at the poor reviews. This one of my favorites of all time. Don't pay them mind and you'll enjoy! Both the story and music are greatSurprised at the poor reviews. This one of my favorites of all time. Don't pay them mind and you'll enjoy! Both the story and music are great and, yes, it'll make you want to go visit. Full Review »
  2. PaoloM.
    Apr 18, 2006
    9
    This movie is just wonderful! The soundtrack is amazing, and Andrea Corr is a really good actress.