White Irish Drinkers
White Irish Drinkers (2011)

Two young men are looking for a better life but may have to go to the wrong side of the law to get it in this independent drama from director John Gray. Brian Leary (Nick Thurston) and Danny (Geoff Wigdor) are brothers living in a decaying… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 25, 2011
DVD Release Date: July 12, 2011
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Every kitchen-sink dramatic cliché is trotted out in John Gray's Brooklyn period piece.

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Anthony Venutolo
Newark Star-Ledger

The basic outline of the plot, built around a promised local concert by the Rolling Stones - well, if you don't know where that story is headed, you haven't seen as many movies as I think you have.

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Mike Scott

A period drama that's as predictable and cliched as green beer on St. Patrick's Day.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A movie that one watches with the sense of pushing it up a hill.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Writer-director John Gray digs into his own background to create the ardent and atmospheric White Irish Drinkers. The close, cramped intimacy of this film is so real it stings.

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Sarah Boslaugh

The dialogue and action in White Irish Drinkers couldn't be more on the nose if the film was intended to be a parody. Sadly, Gray means for us to take it seriously.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Despite the cliches that push every scene forward, there's an unexpected appeal to John Gray's modest drama, emanating from its center.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

White Irish Drinkers is a heavy borrower deep into the pocket of pop culture's loan shark, and lacking the grace to acknowledge the debt.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Under no circumstances would I recommend that you see "White Irish Drinkers." But if you do, a good, stiff belt would not be a bad idea.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
In Brooklyn in the 70's there's only 2 kinds of people: those stuck there in lower middle class doldrums or those who get out. Although cliched the… More
Walter M.
While Brian(Nick Thurston) does not mind accompanying his older brother Danny(Geoffrey Wigdor) on his jewlery robberies, he does draw the line at holding onto a… More
Cynthia S.
Excellent movie! Refreshing script, excellent acting. I really liked the pace of this movie, and the subtle camera work. Fantastic ending, also, which often… More
Todd Smith
White Irish Drinkers is a coming of age story, centered around a boy who doesn't quite fit in with the rest of his dysfunctional family. It's a common… More
Cast: Nick Thurston, Geoff Wigdor, Karen Allen, Stephen Lang, Peter Riegert, Leslie Murphy, Zachary Booth, Robbie Sublett, Michael Drayer, Henry Zebrowski… More