A Love Divided
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Stunningly acted by Liam Cunningham and Orla Brady as the Cloneys.
Will leave you taking sides, whether or not that was the film's intent.
New York Daily News
If it weren't based on a true story, you might suspect Sydney McCartney's A Love Divided was created by a panel of militant Irish Protestants.
San Francisco Chronicle
An Irish drama that's a lot more sly and a lot less straightforward than it appears on the surface.
Solid, balanced period piece that focuses on a specific place and time yet resonates with universal themes.
The New York Times
Although the film is well acted from top to bottom, its dramatic spark plug is Mr. Doyle's terrifying portrayal of Father Stafford.
TV Guide Magazine
While the film's exploration of Irish religious intolerance takes it to many familiar areas, the specifics are unfamiliar and fine performances -- especially those of leads Cunningham and Brady.
It's like a PBS version of a movie of the week about child abduction, complete with histrionic, spit-flecked speechifying in quaint Irish brogues.
Brady and Cunningham share a volatile, symbiotic chemistry, sketching in elegant shorthand the rhythms of a lusty, combative marriage.
In the end, Macartney and screenwriter Stuart Hepburn decide that love conquers all, which may have been the way it happened but doesn't leave the film with much going on.
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