Kisses (2010)

On the fringes of Dublin two kids, Kylie and Dylan, live in a suburban housing estate devoid of life, colour and the prospect of escape. Kylie lives with five other siblings and her overworked mother. Next door, Dylan lives in the shadow of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 16, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2010
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although admittedly sleight, this gritty but tender coming-of-age Irish drama features some impressive work both in front, and behind the camera.

Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

A coming-of-age drama so Irish you'll want to take out your Pogues' lyric sheets beforehand to brush up on Gaelic mumbling.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

A marginally sweet movie about two woebegone Irish kids.

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

It's exciting, sweet, gritty and generally just a joy to watch.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

What the writer and director, Lance Daly, means as some kind of transporting urban adventure for them is a disenchanting slog for us.

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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter

Rewarding tale of two kids loose on Dublin's mean streets with outstanding performances.

Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

There are undoubtedly more dark days ahead for Kylie and Dylan, but in Kisses, we see the beginning of character forged by circumstance.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

It's arresting.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Terrific non-pro actors Kelly O'Neill (Kylie) and Shane Curry (Dylan) are the backbone of the film, directed by Lance Daly, who says as a kid he thought of running away.

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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

In writer-director Lance Daly?s lens, downtown Dublin is like a modern-day Oz ? and the movie even starts by showing the kids? dreary home life in black-and-white, slowly moving to full color.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
The shifting contrast and saturation of color throughout was used creatively to show the dull/scary home life and exciting/scary life on the streets of the… More
Daisy Maduro
Irish movie KISSES was one typical and enjoyable road movie with a very simple plot set around Christmas time in the streets of Dublin. It followed the… More