On a Clear Day
On a Clear Day (2006)

Frank is a hard-working 55 year-old, respected in his local community, who suddenly finds himself without a job. For the first time in his life, Frank is without direction. When his friend Danny jokes that on a clear day he could swim to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 7, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2006
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Another blue-collar inspirational feel-good British dramedy, On A Clear Day succeeds on the strength of lead actor Peter Mullan's performance and Gaby Dellal's competent direction.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

The recycled spectacle of yet another downsized U.K. working-class type being reduced to an act of feel-good against-all-odds crowd-pleasing redemption.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Clear Day isn't terribly engaging.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

A satisfying 92 minutes.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The wonder here, if not the redemption, is that so many toil so hard to make this saccharine stuff palatable.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

The movie reaches for an emotional climax that is simply beyond the filmmakers' grasp.

Eric D. Snider

There is much warmth and reconciliation in the final act, indicative of the movie's goodheartedness.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

... despite its familiarity, it works, mostly on the strength of a fine performance by the Scottish actor Peter Mullan.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

A lesser film, kindhearted, a wee bit weepy and a wee bit trite.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

There's an audience for this sort of mush, but don't count me in the mix.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A typical working class family offering wherein Dad, one of those blokes defined by his job, suddenly gets the sack and now is in need of some serious… More
Jesse Ortega
Apparently the U.K has a propensity for these sentimental, sometimes even cloying, crowd-pleasing movies where blue-collar workers, or a community, fight… More
Ross Collins
Laid off Glasgow dock worker tries to find some meaning to his life by swimming the English channel. It's a fairly light, British chum drama that will… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"On a Clear Day" starts with Frank(Peter Mullan) being made redundant after working thirty-six years at the shipyards. For him,… More