Review: Barber (2023)

A fairly typical crime drama – but the real subject is the new “woke Ireland” and all the tensions social change brings. And the secrets everyone still keeps. I love Aiden Gillen though – always good to see him. I reviewed for Ebert.

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4 Responses to Review: Barber (2023)

  1. CS says:

    I really enjoy how you structure your reviews. Even when I don’t intend to see a particular film, I still appreciate a review that’s captivating. Especially when there are lines like this:

    “It’s the difference between plot and story. The plot is what happens—the disappeared girl, her friends, and frenemies who know more than they’re telling—when the story, the real story, is the tensions in Ireland between progress and regression, and the anger progress evokes in those attached to the old ways.”

    Thank you.

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