Fox Searchlight Pictures | Release Date: August 18, 1995 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
73
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 20 Critics
Positive:
17
Mixed:
2
Negative:
1
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This modest, enormously likable film, about love and temptation and ties that bind, is about brotherhood most of all. [9 August 1995, p.C9]
80
A smart marriage of modest technical ambition, sophisticated material, and a hang-loose presentation that belies the production's no-frills sacrifices.
80
Film.comEd Brubaker
It's old-fashioned filmmaking, and more people should do it.
75
A clever, amiably low-key mix of family drama and romantic comedy.[18 August 1995, Friday, p.C]
75
This meaty Irish stew isn't arty or elliptical. It ought to connect with anyone who's survived sibling tension or romantic fence-sitting. [9 August 1995, Life, p.5D]
70
It's not a profound film, but it is heartfelt, and Burns has done his best to keep it clear and emotionally direct.
60
Mr. ShowbizAnne Harris
This is, recognizably, an indie film, in the best sense of the term.