An Everlasting Piece
An Everlasting Piece (2001)

Director Barry Levinson attempts to repeat the success of several recent, low-budget British imports such as The Full Monty (1997), Waking Ned Devine (1998), and Saving Grace (2000) with this comedy about a pair of prison barbers trying to… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: August 7, 2001
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This comedy is too slight to leave an impression, and its attempts at whimsy are not as funny as they could have been.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The humor is slight, but the actors make the blarney go down easy.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

A slight but diverting series of set pieces.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Its charms are too slight and fleeting.

David Germain
Associated Press

The comedy inherent in toupee gags gradually runs dry, and the interplay between the main characters sometimes doesn't offer enough sparks to pick up the slack.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

The director serves up a nice helping of blarney, but he seems to have left his schmaltz in Baltimore.

Blake French

There aren?t any corny bald jokes: The movie is smart enough not to waste it?s time with lame humor about hair thinning.

Paul Clinton (

This little film tries too hard to charm, and in the process loses its bite.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A comedy of high and zany spirits that effortlessly touches on matters of moral choice, reconciliation and forgiveness and the value of the generous gesture.

Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)

'In trying to tackle the bigger issues the film loses what made it so quirky in the first place.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
This movie from Ireland was a hoot! Like most Irish movies, I found the subtitles absolutely necessary. The dialect is often quite difficult to understand, and… More
Lucas Martins
A interesting plot with a good screenplay, nice actings, just like Levinson's direction, An Everlasting Piece, is a unforgettable film, entertaining and… More