• Released
  • March 25, 2011
  • (Limited 3/25)
  • R , 1 hr 49 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
White Irish Drinkers Synopsis
A Brooklyn teenager wants to go to art school, while his older brother favors a life of crime.
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75

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...
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75

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...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The performances are uniformly terrific, finding the specific details that create a universal truth.
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70

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...
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60

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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50

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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50

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...
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50

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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38

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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30

Movieline

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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...
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Loved this movie!

By Wicki10023
I loved this film...beautifully shot, with strong performances (especially Stephen Lang, powerful and frightening, and Karen Allen, subtle and moving). Great at evoking not just a specific time and...

Wonderful, surprising movie experience!

By SloaneM
Saw this in Cambridge at the Kendall Square. Didn't know anything about it - went in after another movie was sold out and so SO glad we did! A roller-coaster ride of emotions, from laughs to gasps...

Authentic

By cgwellness
As moviegoers, we become used to films with budgets in the 8 - 9 figure range. Often it is easy to get lost in the background distraction and lose a connection with the human element - what the...

Surprisingly great film

By moviegoer1318
Great cast and I especially liked newcomer Nick Thurston and his love interest Leslie Murphy. Great chemistry. This movie had me laughing and crying at the same time. Very authentic performances by...

WHITE IRISH DRINKERS

By Sterling Silver
GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!! GREAT STORY, GREAT ACTING, GREAT MUSIC, I LOVED IT!!...

Stephen Lang should win awards!

By HunterM
Was sort of dragged by a friend, had heard nothing about this tiny movie. Let me tell you, I was blown away. So moved. Stephen Lang (the Colonel from Avatar!) is freakin' scary as the Dad, but...

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Rated R | For Pervasive language, some sexuality and violence