The Boys and Girl from County Clare
The Boys and Girl from County Clare (2004)

British filmmaker John Irvin directs the musical comedy drama The Boys From County Clare. Set in the late '60s, the story involves a pair of rival brothers reuniting for the All-Ireland Traditional Music Competition in County Clare,… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: April 3, 2004
DVD Release Date: July 12, 2005
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Makes music almost an afterthought, and as such it never truly sings.

Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

Really just a long fiddle session in a very familiar pub.

Full review…
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

How high is your tolerance for charming ****e?

Full review…
Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Irresistible to all those with the slightest speck of Irish blood running in their veins. Or even those non-Irish viewers with a weakness for Irish plays, Irish music, Irish dancing, lilting Irish accents or pints of Guinness.

Full review…
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Give this movie the back of your hand.

Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Never catches its rhythm.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Don't ever think that Hollywood has the market cornered on formula flicks. Those folks from across the pond, in Britain and its environs, can do predictable with the best of them.

Full review…
Anita Gates
New York Times

Everyone is likable in John Irvin's appealing if obvious little fable about two estranged brothers and their ceili, or traditional Irish, bands.

Full review…
Marc Mohan

Holds little of interest, with a generic story line and a cast that's mostly just going through the motions.

Full review…

Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
A gem of a movie! This was a sweet movie with all the wonderful Irish elements a person could want: family mis-communication, drinking, fiddles, fun music, and… More