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75
The performances are uniformly terrific, finding the specific details that create a universal truth.
75
Writer-director John Gray, who created "Ghost Whisperer" on TV, is a son of Brooklyn whose love for the borough is as thick as a pint of Guinness, and he keeps finding fresh ways to present familiar plot points.
75
A thoughtful coming-of-age story with bracing performances, solid writing and direction by John Gray and inescapable take-home values that give you a feel-good lift.
70
Could easily be filled with cliches but in the hands of filmmaker John Gray, it's a sparkling piece of entertainment that deserves a wide audience.
60
There's an unexpected appeal to John Gray's modest drama, emanating from its center.
50
The result is a movie that one watches with the sense of pushing it up a hill.
50
From that title on down, White Irish Drinkers is a compendium of clichés struggling to upgrade its status and become a respectable archetype.
50
A movie that offers exactly the kind of bittersweet drama you'd expect from something called White Irish Drinkers.
40
The clichés are what make White Irish Drinkers a drearily predictable bout, so much so that the decent last-round plot twist that momentarily dazes is immediately undercut by the sappy, life-changing-fuh-EV-uh jab telegraphed from the beginning.
38
All the good intentions in the world can't save White Irish Drinkers from playing like the baldest of retreads.
30
As you might have guessed from its title, Drinkers is as full of cheap sentimentality and predictable behavior as a Hell's Kitchen bar would have been in the 1970s.

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