Action / Drama / Music / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 97%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 91%
IMDb Rating 7.9 10 100869


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700.84 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 26 min
P/S 10 / 92

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by piffkin 2 / 10


I am unable to join - or indeed to understand - what seems to be the universal chorus of adulation for this film. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing the matter with the acting, or the cinematography - the problem is, the plot. There isn't one. It is about a busker who decides he wants to make a demo CD, he gets together a scratch band and they record it. That's it, really. Along the way he befriends a married Czech woman who is waiting for her husband to join her in Dublin, and who plays keyboards in his band. At the end, the busker goes off to London to rejoin his former girlfriend. That's it. End of. The only moment of drama in the whole film comes right at the beginning when a thief tries to take the busker's takings and there is a chase down the street. Aside from that, nothing really happens. Was the demo CD helpful in promoting a musical career for the busker? We never find out. Having made the whole film revolve around the busker's efforts to record this demo, once it was made the director then seems to have lost interest in what happened to it. I don't know if maybe the only point of the film was supposed to be to showcase the music? Well, you either liked that or you didn't. Personally I didn't care for it.

Reviewed by Vonia 8 / 10

Beautiful Scoring of a Subtle Romance

I had to give this a second viewing, after my newly discovered respect for Carney ("Begin Again", "Sing Street"). I am glad that I did. I guess my taste in films has refined over the years, for I do not remember liking it this much.

Carney has a talent for painting the picture of love in a subtle way that is that much more effective. Love, for him, does not always mean grand gestures or even two individuals with the fairytale ending. He realizes that, often, love is in the small things. That some loves are unfortunately not meant to be. That people are in our lives for a season, reason, or lifetime, and one is not necessarily better than the others.

Add to that the amazing music that accompanies all Carney's work, and you have another great film.

Reviewed by oloanharahap 9 / 10

The most realistic musical film yet touching and stunning..!!!

Once is a realistic musical film i ever experience.. The music played with a natural scene and ordinary daily life experience.. You will not find a man or a woman dancing in the rain or in the middle of the street but the music just play the part in the natural things.. 2 character in this film don't have a name but believe me we care about them when film begins.. Touching, beautiful, and stunning.. First scene where Glen Hansard sing "Say it to me now' just wow me as a viewer.. The ending just makes me empty but happy at the same time.. Incredible.. You should watch it.. 9 out of 10..

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