Holy Water
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Barring perhaps the typical quaintness of the average Irish burg, Killcoulin's Leap doesn't have much to offer today's young bachelor. Four pals who live there feel their prime years escaping them but are already almost resigned to accepting the town's severely disproportionate number of women, its less-than-thriving economy, and the small thrills of performing music for the elderly patrons of the local pub. But when an acquaintance manages to leave Killcoulin's Leap and make something himself, the boys get inspired to find a way to scrape together some cash and follow… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This fatally unfunny Irish comedy doesn't raise a single laugh from its silly conceit."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Last Of The Summer Wine was never like this."
‑ , Film4
"It won't be the biggest performer at the box office, but when it comes to comedy, size really doesn't matter. Grab a stiff one - it'll put a smile on your face."
‑ Elliott Noble, Sky Movies
"It's kind of like an Irishman making a movie about the English where we all wear bowler hats, drink tea and only complain when someone pushes into the queue."
‑ Grant Rollings, Sun Online
"The film quickly descends into farce - it hardly merits the appellation of "an arousing comedy"."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"This is a real low for Linda Hamilton, and her career has largely consisted of collecting benefit cheques from the dole office."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"It's staggeringly unfunny and skin-crawlingly unsexy, so as sex comedies go, this rather misses the mark."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"This flimsy comedy is simply too contrived and inconsequential to raise many laughs."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"This jolly Irish heartwarmer is a close descendant of Waking Ned, with a slightly more risqué plotline."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"One of the most cack-handedly amateur films I've ever ground my teeth through."
‑ Robbie Collin, News of the World
"Definitely an original, this has some truly funny moments and sympathetic characters."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"A fantastically depressing, unfunny and embarrassing comedy."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Subtitled 'An Arousing Comedy', the only emotions it's likely to arouse in most people are boredom and contempt, with a dash of pity."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mirror [UK]
"A modest comedy that feels like a frisky episode of Ballykissangel."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Holy crap, more like. This dismal "oirish" comedy fails to raise a single laugh from its limp premise."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
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