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Based on 21 Reviews
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fan reviews ( )
  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    This one's so much fun, it's worth taking the whole family. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One of the joys of Waking Ned Devine is in the richness of the local eccentric population. show more

  • 75
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    There's not a whole lot to Waking Ned Devine, but it may be enough for those who like their quirky comedies from the British Isles - a burgeoning genre now - both atmospheric and gentle. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    An unabashed excursion into feel good territory. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The wonder is that the cast -- a terrific ensemble with talents honed on such hallowed stages as the Abbey Theatre -- brings it off with far more verve than the slight tale deserves. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    Destined to be a crowd-pleaser though it may be, this collection of Irish quirks and "charm" tied together by a slender plot also leans heavily in the direction of predigested commercial claptrap. show more

  • 40
    Film Threat

    While one can detect a genuinely amusing screenplay somewhere under the flat direction and mysteriously stiff performances, the film is tediously slow. show more

  • 50
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Predicated on the slimmest of notions, this debut by Jones is so cuddly-cute in its desire to be pleasing that it's all but transparent. show more

  • 91
    Entertainment Weekly

    Unfolds with such unforced inevitability that absurdity never condescends to sticky adorableness. show more

  • 90
    Bill Gallo Dallas Observer

    Waking Ned Devine works up enough feel-good momentum that in the end it's irresistible. show more

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