Cowboys & Angels
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A young man who moves away from his hometown finds a variety of new ideas and dangerous temptations awaiting him in this comedy from first-time director David Gleeson. Shane (Michael Legge) is a man in his early twenties who leaves the small Irish town of his birth and gets a job in the comparatively big city of Limerick. However, he soon discovers that his new position bores him to distraction. Shane also has to get an apartment, and finds himself looking for flats with Vincent (Allen Leech), a stylishly gay college student studying a course in fashion design. While Shane isn't gay, he… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a sweet but slight film whose undeniable appeal is largely due to the performances of its flat-out adorable leads."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Enlivens the classic premise of innocent-in- the-city by moving its archetypal characters in unexpected directions."
‑ Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle
"Keeps us involved even after the plot takes some badly contrived turns. Strong characters and performances make it almost watchable."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"(an) often charming and more often familiar Irish coming-of-age tale."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Gleeson has written and directed the picture with deep affection and impressively cinematic skill."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A feel-good coming-of-age movie that floats on a boatload of Irish charm."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Stack Cowboys against most of the fare American studios offer young adults and it's meatier by far."
‑ Lou Carlozo, Chicago Tribune
"One of the sweetest Irish movies to come along since Waking Ned Devine"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"All over the map, but since it's Irish, it still manages to be a little charming."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"Like the fresh-faced leads, the film is an unexpected charmer."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A likable if ordinary Irish indie that barely squeaks by on the charms of its leads."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Manages to be enjoyable despite its contrivances."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"In 2004 there is no excuse for a gay-themed film to be a translucent closet with a cute, revolving door."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"There are no truly great lessons imparted in Cowboys and Angels, but its charm, sociability and highly watchable performances make it a smooth, friendly cinematic pint."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"Without anything unique to add to the dramatic landscape, Gleeson's film is a fleeting glimpse at a world we already know...it is a film in search of a reason to exist."
‑ Gabriel Shanks, Mixed Reviews
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