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  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    A compelling Irish drama. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Although its low-key realism is admirable, Eden doesn't really work: the long silences, the aching stares, the telling props, Breda's quivering blues, Billy's drunkenness, his distraction. There might as well be a sign stuck to the Farrells' front door: Dysfunctional family lives here. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This domestic drama from the producers of "Once" could be about the pair from that gentle romance - a decade later. show more

  • 70
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    Well crafted and acted, Declan Recks' Irish domestic drama Eden, adapted from his own play by Eugene O'Brien, offers an intimate portrait of a husband and wife who have stopped communicating with each other. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    An Irish indie that is well-observed and well-acted - but ultimately, not much more exciting than the love lives of its lead characters. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Eden is "Once" after two kids and 10 years of marriage have sucked the music out of life. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Eden lacks the technique to give its stifled domestic-erotic feelings their full power. show more

  • 80
    Village Voice

    This portrait of an imploding marriage is remarkable for every reason that counts in a good film. show more

  • 80
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    A picture so modest and minor-key that the emotional bruise it leaves may take days to develop. show more

  • 70
    Andrew O'Hehir

    Thrumming with anguish and erotic vitality, Eden paints a heartbreaking portrait of a newly affluent country (freed from dour priests, whiskey-soaked revolutionaries and shawl-clad women) afflicted with emotional growing pains. show more

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