91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A superior lyrical ragamuffin Irish drama.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
By keeping his (Daly) focus on the two remarkable youngsters without an ounce of sentimentality he succeeds in making something true and satisfying.
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80

Boxoffice Magazine

By Steve Ramos
The sweetest runaways you'll ever meet are pre-teens Kylie Lawless (Kelly O'Neill) and Dylan Dunne (Shane Curry).
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80

Empire

By David Parkinson
Captivating and poignant portayal of life on the edge for the disregarded of our societies.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
It isn't a long journey. Kisses clocks at 72 minutes, which feels something less than feature length. It's long enough to include a few cliches and nagging questions, yet it's short enough to leave you wanting more.
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
The kids make stunning debuts, but their accents are thicker than porridge, rendering a good 90 percent of the dialogue so unintelligible that it might as well be in Swahili. Some subtitles are provided out of necessity, but not enough.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
In an effective touch, Kisses opens in black and white, changes into color for its Dublin scenes, then returns to monochrome.
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65

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
There's nothing so frustrating as a small movie, made by a clearly gifted filmmaker, that flies close to magic only to be sternly jerked back to earth.
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65

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Slight but engaging, and considerably energized by its two young leads, Daly's Kisses gives several fresh spins to one of Irish cinema's most common recent subjects: troubled working-class children on the lam.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
What the writer and director, Lance Daly, means as some kind of transporting urban adventure for them is a disenchanting slog for us.
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68 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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