This Is My Father
This Is My Father (1999)

This Is My Father chronicles the journey of a disillusioned Chicago schoolteacher who returns to Ireland with his nephew in search of the man who was his father. Widowed and childless, the lonely Kieran Johnson is no longer able to relate… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 7, 1999
DVD Release Date: October 5, 1999
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune

The disturbing, embarrassing domestic moments and conflicts are quirky, slightly weird, and yet they boast the shock of recognition because they're so true to the strife in every family.

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Clint Morris
Film Threat

An excellent movie the likes of which you don't see too often

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This emotionally rich drama speaks poignantly about the passion of love and the power of curses.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Like all stories, it belongs to the teller, not the subject.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Playing a doomed farmer in 1939 Ireland, Aidan Quinn is at the top of his game -- but fans may be shocked by his very different physical appearance here.

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Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

Every Thanksgiving we often over-indulge and This Is My Father feels somewhat bloated after telling an over-long sentimental ballad of love gained and lost.

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Michael Dequina

The impassioned romance is enough to recommend it.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...alternately gentle and painful

Harry Haun
Film Journal International

A mournful but nicely affecting romantic tragedy.

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