User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
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  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 great and, yes, it'll make you want to go visit.
  2. PaoloM.
    Apr 18, 2006
    9
    This movie is just wonderful! The soundtrack is amazing, and Andrea Corr is a really good actress.
  3. BruceR.
    Jul 21, 2005
    10
    Very well done for the kind of movie it is! Sensitive, heartwarming, great story and music!
  4. RachaelD.
    May 22, 2005
    10
    Absolutely brilliant... i loved it... being Irish helps you like that sort of thing.... Some great performance from the like of Colm Meaney, Andrea, Bernard Hill & Charlotte Bradley... the other cast members were good but they were the ones that shone out to me.
  5. PJH.
    Apr 2, 2005
    10
    Great music and an overall feel good movie.
  6. TheLibertine
    Mar 18, 2005
    10
    This was class. Colm Meaney is a bit annoying but Andrea Corr is some bird. Daycent movie sham.
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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 60
    Gets by on infectious geniality.