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Release Date: June 27th, 2008

R|1 hr 37 min

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

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

Director: Tamar Simon Hoffs

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Nothing happens that hasn't been done better in other films, among them Thomas Vinterberg's excellent 1998 "The Celebration." show more

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