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Based on 27 Reviews
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  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Floats along on the strength of its writing and supporting cast. show more

  • 50
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    Great slabs of blarney are washed down with tears and Guinness in this yarn about a struggling Irish clan, and the resulting sentiment is blatant enough to wake Ned Devine. show more

  • 75
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Even though the soap employed is Irish Spring, this is still a soap opera. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A standout feature of the movie is its representation of female friendship. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a modest but likable film, and Anjelica Huston plays a heroine who makes us smile. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A bawdy comedy that convincingly celebrates the resilience of the urban poor and the power of friendship in the teeth of despair. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A satisfying Irish stew made from very familiar ingredients. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    A pleasant little confection that leaves behind the sneaking suspicion it should have amounted to so much more. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    It flies apart when it clumsily introduces humor at a funeral or an application for death benefits. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The material is familiar and the ending is corny, but Huston's acting and directing keep the comedy-drama likable if not very imaginative. show more

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