Nora
Nora (2001)

The true story of the intense love affair between James Joyce and Nora Barnacle, the simple servant girl who became his life-long lover and muse.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 4, 2001
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
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55%
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39%

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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.

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