A Love Divided
A Love Divided (1999)

Based on a true story, A Love Divided chronicles the aftermath of Sheila's (Orla Brady) pledge to send her children to Catholic school. Raised Protestant, Sheila was forced to sign a contract obligating her to bring up her own children… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: July 30, 2002
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

An Irish drama that's a lot more sly and a lot less straightforward than it appears on the surface.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It's like a PBS version of a movie of the week about child abduction, complete with histrionic, spit-flecked speechifying in quaint Irish brogues.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

A tug-at-your-heartstrings weepie from the sledgehammer school of filmmaking.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Powerful indictment of the lengths human beings will go to to be right.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

A cautionary tale of the mischief that can happen when men no longer see their neighbors as human.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Overplays its hand, with far too much melodramatic shouting from leads Liam Cunningham and Orla Brady.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The drama feels artificially pumped-up.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

The gripping A Love Divided will leave you taking sides, whether or not that was the film's intent.

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Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

Personal views aside, this small, well-crafted Irish production achieves importance by saying what it intends to say with both strength and conviction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
A touching movie!