Intermission Synopsis
An urban love story about people adrift in the search for some kind of love.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A breed apart from anything coming off the Hollywood assembly line or, for that matter, from the saccharine romances Britain has lately...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The first Irish creation I've seen in ages to pull off the high-difficulty feat of trafficking in grit, drollery, and emotion without...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
That it succeeds is some kind of miracle; there's enough material here for three bad films, and somehow it becomes one good one.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Could fairly be described as a Robert Altman ensemble movie without the flab, or "Magnolia" with a mean streak and bigger laughs.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Here, love and violence are random, everyone's a fool for love, and tomfoolery often has a shocking twist. And every action has an equal...
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Intermission is like a creme brulee, invigoratingly grainy when you bite into it but sweet and soft underneath. Director John Crowley and...
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Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
If Intermission isn't profound, it's got boisterous humor and energy, with U2's rollicking "Out of Control" leading the charge. Given the...
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By Glenn Kenny
It’s tempting to summarize this Irish picture as a working-class version of "Love Actually," and indeed, the hardscrabble lives of...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
"Love, Actually" meets "Trainspotting" in Intermission, an edgy Irish romantic comedy that deftly juggles a dozen interconnected story...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A black comedy that some viewers may take as an assault. The disconnect between the realism of its violence and the near-slapstick tone of...
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Rated R | For pervasive language, some sexual content and violence