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  • Summary: Best friends Ronnie and Dave struggle to run a Manhattan tavern and find their self-respect. (Redeemable Features)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Foote pulls off a daring and unexpected finish for The Tavern that takes it to a rigorous, uncompromising level.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    A steadily engaging and winningly humane film that loves its characters.
  3. 75
    A worthwhile choice in a crowded marketplace.
  4. Won't change the world, but thanks to its casual intimacy, it was a risk worth taking.
  5. Reviewed by: David Chute
    60
    Although on the surface this is a modest comedy about the Catch-22 frustrations of the restaurant game (arcane insurance laws, backstabbing chefs), it is also a movie of some psychological depth, thanks to the understated precision of Dye's deep-welled performance.
  6. Though rife with incidental plot holes, Foote's movie feels right even when nothing important is happening...which is much of the time.
  7. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    20
    A lovely soundtrack by Irish balladeers the Saw Doctors can't make up for the rest of this belabored labor of love.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2

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