Irish Film Institute -Review Roundup – Blood Simple, Return to Montauk, The Road to Mandalay

Review Roundup – Blood Simple, Return to Montauk, The Road to Mandalay

Three new films are released today Friday October 6th, check out a selection of reviews for Blood Simple, Return to Montauk and The Road to Mandalay below.

“a gripping, drum-tight noir masterpiece to compare with Touch of Evil”
5/5 – Guardian

“One of the great debut features of modern times”
Little White Lies

“a dazzling comedie noire, a dynamic, virtuoso display by a couple of talented fledgling filmmakers who give the conventions of the genre such a thorough workout that the result is a movie that’s fresh and exhilarating”
LA Times

“It’s a trailblazing masterpiece in any form”
AV Club

“Compassionate and honestly told, it is a real empathy machine of a movie”
4/5 – Guardian

“A layered film that demands discussion and analysis from its viewers”
Little White Lies

“A notable addition to the ever-swelling list of films that deal with migration”

“A provocative and illuminating portrayal of people lost in the world”

“At times indeed, the film is profoundly moving and you really you want it to go on and on. Definitely my film of the year so far”
4.5/5 – RTE

“The movie really is a soap opera — it’s just a good one, the kind of strolling-on-the-beach, twilight-of-love drama that could connect with audiences of a certain age”

“The film, shot in damp blues and ruthlessly acted by the two leads, remains a cold concoction that demands a little too much indulgence for its characters. But it spits out class. And that’s no small thing”
Irish Times


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