Orphans (1998)

Four grown up children come together the night before the funeral of their mother in Glasgow. While Thomas sings a tribute in the local pub, a fight breaks out and Michael is stabbed. John wants to avenge his brother, while Thomas goes to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1998
DVD Release Date: February 27, 2001
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

My guess is that Mullan never decided what tone his film should aim for; he fell in love with individual sequences without asking how they fit together.

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Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

Arguably one of the funnier and more heartfelt of the [crime movie] genre to come along of late.

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Tom Block

...a kitchen-sink drama that's full of old dishwater.

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David N. Butterworth

Worthwhile, even if the getting there isn't always easy.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Writer-director Peter Mullan never seems clued in as to how hilariously atrocious Orphans is.

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