The Boys and Girl from County Clare
The Boys and Girl from County Clare (2004)

British filmmaker John Irvin directs the musical comedy drama The Boys From County Clare. Set in the late '60s, the story involves a pair of rival brothers reuniting for the All-Ireland Traditional Music Competition in County Clare,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 3, 2004
DVD Release Date: July 12, 2005
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Makes music almost an afterthought, and as such it never truly sings.

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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

Really just a long fiddle session in a very familiar pub.

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Marc Mohan

Holds little of interest, with a generic story line and a cast that's mostly just going through the motions.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Irresistible to all those with the slightest speck of Irish blood running in their veins. Or even those non-Irish viewers with a weakness for Irish plays, Irish music, Irish dancing, lilting Irish accents or pints of Guinness.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

How high is your tolerance for charming ****e?

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Seems like used goods...the utter predictability of not only the main plot but every subplot attached to it overwhelms any good will you might bring to it.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Don't ever think that Hollywood has the market cornered on formula flicks. Those folks from across the pond, in Britain and its environs, can do predictable with the best of them.

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Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Never catches its rhythm.

Kevin Lally
Film Journal International

This tale of longstanding sibling rivalry set against a Ceili music competition doesn't score any points for originality, but it's a likeable enough 90-minute outing, especially for Eirephiles.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
A gem of a movie! This was a sweet movie with all the wonderful Irish elements a person could want: family mis-communication, drinking, fiddles, fun music, and… More