Nora (2001)

This period drama is based on the real-life relationship of the great Irish novelist James Joyce and his longtime lover, Nora Barnacle. Aspiring writer James (Ewan McGregor) meets Nora (Susan Lynch) in Dublin in 1904. While she lacks… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 21, 2002
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Lynch manages to make Nora's temperamental tempestuousness not only credible and admirable, but deeply alluring.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A gorgeous period piece with rich, vigorous portrayals of Joyce ... and Barnacle.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

A sexy, fascinating look at the life led by Joyce and Nora Barnacle.

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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz

A convincing portrait of the intersection between creative genius and crazy, all-consuming love.

Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Intense performances, but a literal literary downer.

Bill Gallo
New Times

A must-see for Joyce fans, feminist historians great and small and admirers of the Emerald Isle.

David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter

A muddy tale of sex, love, obsession, jealousy, cruelty and abandonment that can keep one at a distance.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Susan Lynch is a bold and daring Nora.

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Emma Cochrane
Empire Magazine

There isn't really anything likeable to commend it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
James Joyce and Nora Barnacle fall in love, but societal pressures and sexual obsession complicate their relationship. When I write the one-sentence plot… More
Megan S
Boring, not the kind of movie I would have chosen to watch but I like Ewan McGregor.
Sean Gillespie
I'm giving this only two stars: One for Ewan McGregor, and one for James Joyce. Unless you are obsessed with the careers of either one, there is absolutely… More