Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)

In this Disney film, Darby O'Gill is a fiddle-playing caretaker of an Irish governor's estate. One night, Darby chases a runaway horse to a haunted hilltop and falls down a well. He ends up in the land of the leprechauns, where he… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
A.H. Weiler
New York Times

[An] overpoweringly charming concoction of standard Gaelic tall stories, fantasy and romance.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...ultimately an entertaining (if all-too-slight) piece of work.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It's a delightful movie filled with delightful characters, delightful scenery, and delightful special effects.

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Time Out

For those of a sentimental turn, there is the delight of watching young Connery romancing the ineffably wholesome Janet Munro, a couple of years before things turned nasty for Commander Bond at Crab Key with the somewhat more knowing Ursula Andress.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One of the rare few family movies that should enchant both children and grown-ups.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

This excellent fantasy romps through the folklore world of Ireland.

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Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

The film presents a series of utterly charming moments, some magical and some down-to-earth but, considering the setting, equally utopian.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

I have to admit that by the second or third time I saw leprechauns depicted as magical by speeding up the film, I was hoping for someone to show up with a gun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Spencer
I liked it when I was a kid. Seeing Connery so young is a little strange. The banshee in the movie was pretty scary when I was a kid and I think it still… More
Jason Vargo
Inconsequential Disney. Darby O'Gill doesn't come up in any list of Disney classics or fondly remembered films from the studio. Why? It's a… More
Dannielle Albert
Little known precious gem.