The Snapper
The Snapper (1993)

Roddy Doyle adapted his novel for this comedy/drama about an independent young Irishwoman, unmarried and pregnant, who refuses to tell her family and friends the identity of her baby's father.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 3, 1993
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Ansen

As warm and lived-in as an old pair of boots, The Snapper is an honorable feel-good movie.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Deeply affecting.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

At once realistic and idealised, this is a rare attempt to make drama of ordinary people doing the right thing.

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Derek Elley

Casting and playing are uniformly tops, with special praise for Fionnuala Murphy as Kellegher's best pal, Ruth McCabe as the quiet, long-suffering mom, and the five kids as her loopy brothers and sisters.

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Charles Hagen
New York Times

A small, joyful lark of a film.

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Gritty, charming and with a heart as big as the Emerald Isle itself.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Better-than-average sitcom stuff, enhanced by the lively performances, Doyle's own adaptation, and the able direction of Stephen Frears.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

This rip-roaring Irish comedy is the freshest surprise of the season.

TV Guide

Well written and directed, The Snapper celebrates common sense and human decency, qualities which triumph over prudishness and restrictive social mores.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Jesse Ortega
This is a fairly light, but quite funny movie about how a family deals with the circumstances surrounding oldest daughter, Sharon, and her pregnancy. The film… More
John Ballantine
Chief O'Brien takes a turn as an unexpected grandparent in a touching Irish film. The scene in the pub which takes place as his daughter gives birth is… More
Leo L
Hilarious! A brilliant movie about a family who go through the motions of everyday life. Colm Meaney is fantastic in this one! A great comedy! Simply love it!