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Into the West

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Into the West

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
performer:
Gabriel Byrne, Ruaidhri Conroy, Ciaran Fitzgerald, Ellen Barkin
director:
Mike Newell
distributor:
Miramax
author:
Jim Sheridan
genre:
ActionAdventure, Kids and Family

We gave it a B

Fairy tales need gossamer telling. This story of two Irish brothers (Ruaidhri Conroy and Ciaran Fitzgerald) who rescue a magical white horse from a venal businessman and flee to the west coast of Ireland is spun without much wonder. Boyhood fantasy and the world of Irish gypsies could have been the stuff of a rhapsodic flight of fancy, but here they’re disappointingly earthbound. Despite some charming moments, Into the West just doesn’t go into the west enough.