The Banshees of Inisherin

critic Reviews

, 97% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Featuring some of Martin McDonagh's finest work and a pair of outstanding lead performances, The Banshees of Inisherin is a finely crafted feel-bad treat.
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    Max WeissBaltimore Magazine
    The film toggles masterfully between comedy and tragedy; realism and fable. It manages to be both of the moment and completely timeless.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    I'd almost call this a horror film.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    It's a gut punch of a comic-drama that keeps finding new ways to land hard-hitting body blows, and it's easily one of the year's very best films.
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    Brian TruittUSA Today
    Condon and Keoghan give “Banshees” extra personality and verve, while Farrell and Gleeson are the two halves of its beating heart.
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    Ann HornadayWashington Post
    McDonagh is a master world builder. Whether you want to live in those worlds for two hours of your only life is purely a matter of individual taste.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    McDonagh, Farrell, and Gleeson deliver something special, The Banshees of Inisherin unquestionably one of the year’s best films.
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    Max CopemanRadio Times
    A highly satisfying, macabre drama - and perhaps McDonagh's most mature film.
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    Rebecca MurrayShowbiz Junkies
    Writer/director Martin McDonagh does a brilliant job of fluidly transitioning between emotional beats.
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    Paul McGuire GrimesPaul's Trip to the Movies
    Martin McDonagh takes something as universal as a dissolving friendship and gives it his unique spin to it with The Banshees of Inisherin. It’s a striking view of one person’s decision on how he wants to spend what precious time he has left.
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    George ElkindMetro Times (Detroit, MI)
    While dreaming of being Samuel Beckett and Flannery O’Connor both at once, [McDonagh] lacks the skill, balance, and basic command of craft in his own medium to nip at the heels of either.
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