• Released
  • March 25, 2011
  • (Limited 3/25)
  • R , 1 hr 49 min
  • Art House/Foreign

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
A thoughtful coming-of-age story with bracing performances, solid writing and direction by John Gray and inescapable take-home values that give you a feel-good lift.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Writer-director John Gray, who created "Ghost Whisperer" on TV, is a son of Brooklyn whose love for the borough is as thick as a pint of Guinness, and he keeps finding fresh ways to present familiar plot points.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The performances are uniformly terrific, finding the specific details that create a universal truth.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Could easily be filled with cliches but in the hands of filmmaker John Gray, it's a sparkling piece of entertainment that deserves a wide audience.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There's an unexpected appeal to John Gray's modest drama, emanating from its center.
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
A movie that offers exactly the kind of bittersweet drama you'd expect from something called White Irish Drinkers.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
From that title on down, White Irish Drinkers is a compendium of clichés struggling to upgrade its status and become a respectable archetype.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The result is a movie that one watches with the sense of pushing it up a hill.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
All the good intentions in the world can't save White Irish Drinkers from playing like the baldest of retreads.
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As you might have guessed from its title, Drinkers is as full of cheap sentimentality and predictable behavior as a Hell's Kitchen bar would have been in the 1970s.
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51 out of 100
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