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.