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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Downbeat, ultimately tragic, but there's a wondrous, sad beauty here.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The acting -- especially by Borrows, Ian Hart and Hackett -- is strong and transparent, utterly convincing. The whole movie has a seamless...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Ultimately grim, Liam is ripe in humanity --and even comedy.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Some will find Dad's last big act in the movie too melodramatic. I think it follows from a certain logic, and leads to the very last shot,...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
While there are similarities to the hardscrabble saga of "Angela's Ashes," Frears' film avoids the mawkish pitfalls of Alan Parker's screen...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Frears makes every note count for a lot in this beautifully gauged microcosm of big emotions expressed in small gestures.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Director Frears, in a radical shift from "High Fidelity," again (as in "Dangerous Liaisons") shows he's a master of period detail and subtle...
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Wields some power, but it's hard to shake the feeling you've seen it all before.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Handsomely mounted but disappointingly slight.
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12

Baltimore Sun

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Liam's deck is stacked. It's too bleak and filled with abrasive characters who don't deserve our sympathy to reveal much new about the...
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Rated R | For some nudity and language