The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin


    Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

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    • Colin FarrellPádraic Súilleabháin
    • Brendan GleesonColm Doherty
    • Kerry CondonSiobhán Súilleabháin
    • Barry KeoghanDominic Kearney
    • Gary LydonPeadar Kearney
    • Pat ShorttJonjo Devine
    • Jon KennyGerry
    • Sheila FlittonMrs. McCormick
    • David PearsePriest
    • Bríd Ní NeachtainMrs. O'Riordan


    • 100

      The Telegraph

      This is an often shoulder-shudderingly funny film, whose comic dialogue is dazzlingly designed and performed. But McDonagh leaves fate itself with the last, black, bone-rattling laugh.
    • 100


      The result feels closer than any of his previous films to the barbed, intimate lyricism of McDonagh’s work as a playwright, and more deeply, sorrowfully felt to boot.
    • 91

      The Playlist

      Rich, layered, and full of beautiful shapeshifting emotional depth—at times laugh-out-loud funny, and then stopping on a dime to turn melancholy, heartrending, and or horrifying—The Banshee of Insherin will surely unsettle audiences trying to pinpoint blame or ascribe a hero or villain to the piece. Its morality and personal sympathies are purposefully opaque.
    • 91


      Like the sparse land of its setting, Inisherin is a film that reveals multitudes through observation and reflection. While I’m writing mostly of its emotional seriousness, it is also compassionate and humorous.
    • 90

      The Hollywood Reporter

      For all its wit, its lively talk and deceptive lightness, this is arguably the writer-director’s most affecting work.
    • 90


      Like In Bruges, The Banshees of Inisherin is a dark movie that is often downright hilarious.
    • 83


      This isn’t a film that strives for big laughs — McDonagh seems more interested in putting you in a particular frame of mind, even when doing so requires a fair bit of downtime and dead air — but its constant undercurrent of humor affords the story’s most pressing questions an appropriately ridiculous context, one that speaks to the absurdities of all existence.
    • 80

      The Guardian

      There are plenty of genuine laughs in this movie, but each of them seems to dovetail into a banshee-wail of pain.

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