“ The sensitive hero tries to overcome the film's dull dialog and direction while he wrestles with his conscience and churns out some mediocre scribbles in the basement.
“ Aside from it being emotionally gripping, it also had a light hearted feel to it as well.
“Only very minor issues:It is a coming of age story.
“ White Irish Drinkers is a coming of age story, centered around a boy who doesn't quite fit in with the rest of his dysfunctional family.
“ It's a gritty, emotional, and extremely engaging story with a dark, twisted sense of humor providing occasional comic relief.
“ So if you are really really bored and are contemplating on watching this movie just to kill some time then my answer to you is go and clean the toilet or wash your car hell wash anybodies car or toilet just don't watch this.
“The lame tale limps from one hackneyed scene to the next, as unconvincing sub-plots involving a trite romance and a theater owner's rock concert scam provide some minor relief from the family squabbles, macho posturing and fistfights.
“ I also found the film visually compelling and powerful-which all points back brilliant writing.
“ It was brought down by a kind of predictable plot and predictable characters.
“ watch CSPAN or something if your that bored, this one is not that good
“ There were times when things happened so unexpectedly and intensely that I could feel my adrenaline rushing like I was personally involved.
“ While the movie is pretty good all the way through, the acting is good enough and the plot is engaging to keep you watching.
“ John Gray does a great job of piecing together the parts of this film and relaying a truly compelling story.
“ She was too cliché and wasn't able to pull off enough suffering commensurate with what she was actually going throughHa....
“ Very powerful ending that's worth watching.
“ Bad enough that the father (Stephen Lang) was the worst kind of put-your-dukes-up cliché of an Irish drunk.
“ long boring and slow .
“ Eventually the story arrives at a predictable tragedy, followed by a maudlin display of grief, before a last punch to the face thankfully brings down the final curtain.
“ This is just another coming of age film without many surprises.
“ This version takes us into the clutches of 1975 Irish-Americans, living their dreary lives in Brooklyn.