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100
This one's so much fun, it's worth taking the whole family.
91
Entertainment Weekly
Unfolds with such unforced inevitability that absurdity never condescends to sticky adorableness.
90
Waking Ned Devine works up enough feel-good momentum that in the end it's irresistible.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
One of the joys of Waking Ned Devine is in the richness of the local eccentric population.
75
There's not a whole lot to Waking Ned Devine, but it may be enough for those who like their quirky comedies from the British Isles - a burgeoning genre now - both atmospheric and gentle.
75
ReelViews
An unabashed excursion into feel good territory.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
The wonder is that the cast -- a terrific ensemble with talents honed on such hallowed stages as the Abbey Theatre -- brings it off with far more verve than the slight tale deserves.
50
Destined to be a crowd-pleaser though it may be, this collection of Irish quirks and "charm" tied together by a slender plot also leans heavily in the direction of predigested commercial claptrap.
50
Predicated on the slimmest of notions, this debut by Jones is so cuddly-cute in its desire to be pleasing that it's all but transparent.
40
While one can detect a genuinely amusing screenplay somewhere under the flat direction and mysteriously stiff performances, the film is tediously slow.

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