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R| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
The death of their patriarch reunites dysfunctional family members.

Cast: Malcolm McDowell , Olivia Tracey , Max Beesley , Susan Lynch ,

Director: Tamar Simon Hoffs

Genres: Drama

Red Roses and Petrol (2003)

Release Date: June 27th, 2008|1 hr. 37 min.

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critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Solid performances and a literary feel help turn a standard family-rift drama into a dry but saucy narrative. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    Because "Petrol" is so grim, its few moments of repentance and reconciliation don't feel as contrived as they might otherwise; if any film has earned the right to be sentimental, it's this one. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    Hoffs' Dublin appears to consist of stock street footage and a lot of stand-in California, which makes a hash of an exterior scene in which the characters complain about the incessant rain as the sun clearly shines through the damp. show more

  • October 05, 2009 HIIMAMBERCEE
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    The variations of fire and romance mixted with dark humor made the movie a must see. It was relatable, and an overall great movie. I'd recommend it to all.

  • July 08, 2008 GP MCMAHON
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    Well being of Irish desent I really got sucked in on this one... This movie was painful to sit through, but I hung in there hoping it would get better. Sadly it did not... Why can't they find an Irishman to play someone who is supposed to be Irish? That new actress who played the younger sister to Susan Lynch was cute though...

  • June 26, 2008 Showbizbuz7
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    Just caught the trailer for this film and got really excited. The dialogue was super sharp and the cinematography looked beautiful. I even think I recognized a song from Flogging Molly! They posted the trailer on www.apple.com/trailers if you want to check it out for yourself. It opens this weekend in NY and LA. Whoohoo!

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