...is set in 1953, and could have been filmed then. Told with the frank simplicity of a classic well-made picture, it tells its story, nothing more, nothing less, with no fancy stuff. We relax as if we've found a good movie on cable.
Graceful drone shots of the spectacular landscapes and a thoughtful but not overbearing score represent further virtues of this elegant film.
...has a rootsy, humane charm that resides in the faces of Brosnan and the remarkable Sophie Vavasseur.
...the actors still come out on top.
Stephen Rea, Aidan Quinn, and Alan Bates play Desmond's legal eagles, and when joined by Brosnan, the sight of this grandiloquent quartet lolling in pretty Irish settings is a pleasant enough thing, 'tis.