Into the West
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Mike Newell directs Jim Sheridan's screenplay (based on a story by Tim Palmer) in this enchanting and magical modern-day fairy tale. Gabriel Byrne plays Papa Reilly, a widower who lives with his two young sons, Ossie (Ciaran Fitzgerald) and Tito (Ruaidhri Conroy), in the slums of Dublin. There seems to be no hope for their bleak existence until the children's grandfather (David Kelly) arrives. Accompanying him is a beautiful and imposing white stallion named Tir na nOg, a magical creature from ancient Irish legends. The stallion takes a shine to the boys and they love the horse in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unassuming and mildly pleasant, but mostly unassuming."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A family film in the truest sense of the word. Clever, wise, and endearing whether you have kids or not."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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