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Ondine

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Fantasy

Release Date :

June 04, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Neil Jordan

Starring :

Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Stephen Rea, Alison Barry, Dervla Kirwan

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 5

“..You'll need a soft spot for this kind of whimsy, and mine sadly is like reinforced concrete..”
by Peter Bradshaw [Guardian]
3 of 5

“..Though the ending feels tacked on, there's imagination here as well as style..”
by Derek Malcolm [This is London]
3 of 5

“..there is enough saving grace on these craggy shores to let the mists and the legends roll in and envelop you for a while..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
3 of 4

“..strikingly suggestive..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : B

“..Ondine looks heavy and it ends up feeling a little slight, but between those two extremes there's a beguiling siren song of a movie about the way the unexpected has a way of intruding on even the most fatalistic lives..”
by Keith Phipps [A.V. Club]
2.5 of 5

“..Ondine is ultimately more a flawed exercise in storytelling than an honest-to-God failure..”
by Chris Cabin [http://www.filmcritic.com/reviews/2009/ondine/]
“..Ondine effectively sustains a mood of a hazy melancholy most affecting when nothing much is happening..”
by Karina Longworth [Village Voice]
2 of 4

“..If only the film had stuck with its fairy-tale story. Instead, the final 30 minutes turn into a bloody thriller with a tacked-on happy ending..”
by V.A. Musetto [NY Post]
3 of 5

“..Funny, whimsical and as warming as a big bowl of Irish stew..”
by David Hughes [Empire Magazine]
4 of 5

“..a pure delight and resonant beyond its slight contours..”
by Pam Grady [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..A lyrical, if slight, breeze of an Irish fable..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]
“..A fairy tale mashed up against the jagged unpleasantries of the modern world..”
by Todd McCarthy [Variety]
Reviewed by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]

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